Samuel has over 18 years of investment banking and investment management experience and is an expert in the debt capital markets, project finance, asset backed securitisation, credit investing, structuring and fundamental investment analysis.
Samuel has extensive experience in both the United States and in Africa having worked for leading local and international firms. He is currently a Director at GuarantCo Management Company providing credit guarantees for financing of infrastructure projects in developing countries. Before GuarantCo, Samuel worked for NIC Capital, a leading Investment Bank where he was an Associate Director in charge of Structured Products and Project Finance. In the US, he worked for Highland Financial Holdings, a credit hedge fund, as a senior credit analyst and head of credit surveillance and risk management. Prior to Highland, Samuel worked at Fortis Investments, as Director of Asset Backed Securities (ABS) credit and before Fortis, he was an Assistant Portfolio Manager at GMAC Institutional Advisors (GIA). Mr. Chasia started his finance career at Goldman Sachs in the Real Estate Investment Banking Division.
Samuel earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon where he graduated with cum laude honors.
Samuel is a panellist at the AIX: Nairobi meeting on 2-3 October 2019.