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August 1, 2020

Francis Opoku-Mensah

Francis is a development banking and agricultural value chain financing specialist with over thirteen (13) years’ development financing and banking work experience ranging from entrepreneurship training and development, credit appraisal, financial modeling, agricultural value chain financing, farmer based organization and development, business diagnostic & advisory, credit product development and loan structuring. Francis has extensive experience in agribusiness value chain financing, facilitating training programs for SMEs as well as managing external party funds for both debt and grant extension to third party clients in pro-poor communities and livelihood development projects for organizations such as Missio Invest, USAID, DFID, KfW, Root Capital, MasterCard Foundation, Italian Line of Credit and AfD.  At present, Francis is Root Capital’s in-country representative and point of contact for USAID’s latest Development Credit Authority (DCA) agriculture sector loan guarantee currently managed by Root Capital. Francis leads the pro-bono consulting advising team from Agribusiness Investments Consult providing investment advisory services to Missio Invest in Ghana. Francis holds an MBA from the American College in Cyprus. 

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