Grace Mdemu

Associate, Capital Markets

Grace is an impact-investing enthusiast with 11 years of experience in Business Development, Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance services in the financial sector within Africa.

She worked with the African Guarantee Fund for SMEs (AGF) as a Business Development Officer in charge of the Southern Africa Region; originating and managing a pipeline of guarantee businesses (from debt and equity financing) in various sectors including agriculture, manufacturing, and construction, particularly in green finance, women and youth-owned SMEs.

She has also worked at AGF as an Internal Auditor, setting up the Internal Control Department and controls within the organization from providing internal audit, business process reengineering, to compliance, enterprise risk management and other advisory services.

Prior to joining AGF, she worked with KPMG East Africa as a Risk Consultant providing internal audit, risk management and compliance services to various clients in financial institutions, not for profit, manufacturing, oil and gas, education and health sectors

Grace has conducted her work and progressively gained her professional experience in countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Togo, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia.

Grace has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Administration and MBA (USIU), a Diploma in Information Technology (IIT) and certificates in Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance (Frankfurt), IFRS (ACCA) and Market, Liquidity and Asset Liability Management Risk Manager (PRMIA).

She is currently pursuing her second Master’s Degree in Leadership in Sustainable Finance from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and has enrolled to undertake a certification course in Business Analytics at the Harvard Business School.