A highly accomplished, commercially focused Head of Business and Finance Director, with a wealth of transferable skills honed from a progressive and accelerated career operating within the Agroindustrial, Commodity, Manufacturing and Financial Services(Investment banking, commercial banks, Microfinance) sectors across Africa and Asia throughout the last 15+ years. Significant experience of leading multi-disciplined Business & Finance Support functions; a track record of success developing individuals and teams; and significant expertise implementing strategic/commercial business plans and the necessary financial controls and accounting infrastructures to provide a genuine commercial partnership with the key business teams and leaders.
Ibrahim is a holder of a master’s degree in innovation and entrepreneurship from HEC Paris, France. In 2010 he obtained another Master’s degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Buea, Cameroon where he obtained his BSc in same field. In 2021 he graduated with a Doctorate degree in Development Finance from Swiss School of Business and Management, Geneva. His research motivation focuses in the fields of financial inclusion, sustainable finance, digital payments, agricultural sustainability, impact finance and financial management, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a Chartered Accountant (FIPA) and also a Management accountant (CMA). He is a Full member of the Chartered Institute of Management Consultant USA.
He currently works for ECOM Agroindustrial Limted as Head of Cocoa Beans, Cocoa sustainability and Farm Rehab in Ghana. He has been in Senior management positions over the past 15 years as Finance Director, Branch manager, Head of Treasury and Business Heads.
In the early part of his career he was a part time Lecturer in Banking, Financial management, Investment and Accounting at Higher Institute of Management Studies, Buea, Cameroon; University institute of the Golf of Guinea Douala; and Trustech Higher Institute of Technology. He was specialized in teaching professional Bachelors degree students and supervising undergraduate thesis as well.