Lina Iyok, Member of the Board
Lina is a Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree holder, an Edward S. Mason Fellow from theHarvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is interested in and has over 13 years of experience in Economic Development focusing on private sector development through promoting SME growth, access to credit, economic competitiveness and improving investment climate in developing countries. Her MPA degree and private sector background is a valuable resource in the development field. Prior to studying at Harvard, Lina worked for the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank),the premier trade and export development finance institution in Africa. At Afreximbank, Lina managed a diverse portfolio of clients across Africa focusing on Structured Trade Finance, Syndications, Export development finance, while ensuring that these firms were not only competitive, but also operated in competitive economies. Before joining Afreximbank, Lina held several positions with the Wholesale Banking department at Standard Chartered Bank, Cameroon.Lina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from University of Leicester, UK and a Masters in International Business from University of London (Birkbeck College).