Solomon Quaynor

Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, AfDB

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Solomon is currently the Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization at the African Development Bank; where he started in May 2020.  He has over 25 years’ experience in development finance and investment banking.  He is an emerging markets specialist investor with experience investing across FIs including banks & NBFIs, TMT, Infrastructure, Energy, Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services.  He has experience supporting executives and board leadership of corporates, in strategy development, key government/regulatory and private sector partner relationship engagement, and overall served as trusted advisor at the C-Suite with companies across multiple sectors in Africa.  

From 2018-2020 after Solomon left IFC for the private sector, he provided specialized advisory services as: Senior Advisor to Rothschild Global Advisory for Africa (excluding SA); Senior Advisor to IFU (Danish DFI) for sub-Saharan Africa; IC and Senior Advisor to a $350 million PE Fund; Senior Advisor to an African infrastructure fund; and on the boards of InfraCredit Nigeria and Verdant Ventures.   One area of interest for Solomon is infrastructure investing and channeling African pensions and long-term savings pools into this asset class.  


Solomon departed IFC in 2018 after a distinguished global career spanning circa 20 years.  During this period, he served as: 

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