Begna is a Senior Vice President of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) focusing on transaction execution across natural resources, transport, power and heavy industries. He has over 15 years financial services experience. Prior to AFC he was with Standard Chartered Bank’s private equity team based in Dubai focused on investment throughout the MENA region. Prior to that, Begna worked in the London office of CapitalSource, Inc. focusing on mezzanine investments in Western European leveraged buyouts. Before moving to London, Begna was in CapitalSource’s Washington DC distressed / asset based lending team focused on US middle market companies. He began his professional career in New York at Bank of America underwriting high yield bonds and leveraged loans for large cap corporate issuers and leveraged buyouts. Begna graduated from the U.C. Berkeley: Haas School of Business with an MBA and Stanford University with a BA in Economics. He is also CFA Charterholder.