Ayaan is a Senior Director at Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) & CEO of AFC’s wholly owned subsidiary, AFC Capital Partners. She has over 27 years of experience and a strong track record in emerging markets investment and asset management, private equity, infrastructure, and climate change related financing products, with a particular focus on African and Asian Markets.

Prior to joining AFC, Ayaan was the Head and Director of the private sector arm of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) based in South Korea. She played a key role in building the mandate of the GCF Private Sector Facility and rapidly scaling its portfolio to US$ 2.1 billion in three years across Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ayaan was previously the Managing Director of Africa Funds at CDC Group, following a 17-year career with the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, summa cum laude from Clark University.