Thierry KoffiPortfolio Manager, Francophone West Africa
As portfolio manager for Francophone West Africa, I’m responsible for maintaining a pipeline of qualified candidates for financing, selecting businesses to receive loans from Root Capital, monitoring existing loans, and collaborating with Root Capital’s advisory team to provide training to potential and current borrowers. While I started my career in retail banking, I was always interested in a role where I could bring opportunities to farmers in Côte d’Ivoire. Through my work to develop Root Capital’s portfolio in West Africa, I can help channel resources to the businesses best-positioned to help farmers across the region. When I’m not at work, I enjoy exercise and sports—I love playing football, and have a first-degree black belt.