Sheila Okiro

Sheila Okiro

Sheila Okiro

Chief Investment Officer - Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility

Sheila is a financial services professional with more than 20 years of experience in the African financial sector. Her areas of expertise include digital financial services, transactional banking, SME banking and corporate banking. She is currently a Chief Investment Officer in the Financial Intermediation and Inclusion Division at the African Development Bank, based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Among Sheila’s key functions, is coordination of the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI). ADFI, a partnership between the AfDB and several donors, seeks to mainstream digital services in the Bank’s operations to foster financial inclusion that is equitable and sustainable.

A career banker, Sheila has worked with several reputable commercial banks in Kenya including Co-operative Bank of Kenya, Standard Chartered Bank and Commercial Bank of Africa (NCBA Bank). In this time, she held key roles as a Senior Corporate Banking Manager and Head of Channels. Sheila has also worked in the digital financial services sector, helping to build capacity and knowledge in digital financial services amongst banks, fintechs and regulators.

Sheila earned an executive MBA from Strathmore Business School in Kenya and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Nairobi, Kenya.