Ismael Ouale Fanny
Ismael Ouale Fanny is an Investment Officer for the Caribbean region at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Co-Founder of Kajou, a Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) aiming to revamp the cashew industry in West Africa. Ismael engages with partners across Anglophone and Francophone networks, including in Côte d'Ivoire, his country of origin, Benin, Haiti, and Canada. Prior to joining IFC, he was managing Platinum Consulting, a boutique consulting firm specialized in quantitative analysis. He is an actuary by training and worked in this field several years before deciding to focus on investment. In 2009, he also co-founded F.N.M. Food Inc., an international trade SME aiming to make African cuisine more accessible. Ismael holds an MBA in Finance from McGill University and a BS in Mathematics, from the Université de Montréal.