Abdourahmane Diop (UK)

Investment Manager, VOLTA Capital

Abdourahmane is an investment manager at Volta Capital, where he serves clients in the areas of project design, financial sustainability, risk management and resource mobilisation to deploy impact capital. Over the past years, Abdourahmane has worked with key development and humanitarian agencies in applying innovative financing to their activities and operations.

Abdourahmane’s experience in innovative financing includes designing and implementing a number of pioneering financing structures, as well as conducting feasibility and design assessments for new tools. Most recently, he led the team in charge of identifying relevant innovative financing instruments to support sustainable business models supported by the Merck for Mothers foundation; led the structuring and development of a Development Impact Bond (DIB), which aims at increasing youth employment in Morocco on behalf of the Millennium Challenges; designed a financial model to assess the financial feasibility study of a SME credit guarantee scheme in Benin; worked on the setup of the Commodities Credit Facility for the UN’s RMNCH Trust Fund; and assisted Novo Nordisk in assessing the potential of using blended finance to leverage their strategic resources as well as extend their business lines in underserved markets.

Abdourahmane is currently also facilitating the design and set up of a supply chain financing structure for agriculture in Ethiopia.