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Emmanuel Birba

Director, Investment Origination, Africa Region Program, NatureVest


Director, Investment Origination, NatureVest

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Areas of Expertise

deal identification and structuring, blended finance, climate-smart investment

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Emmanuel leads deal identification and structuring for NatureVest in Africa. In this role, he is responsible for originating and executing sustainable investments in nature-based assets within the forestry, regenerative agriculture, and carbon fields. 

Emmanuel is passionate about climate-related topics and biodiversity. Prior to joining NatureVest, Emmanuel worked for over 10 years, at Meridiam, where he led the development, financing, and management of critical infrastructure projects in Europe and Africa. In Ethiopia, he opened Meridiam’s regional office for East Africa, and also delivered Ethiopia’s first geothermal independent power producer—contributing a baseload capacity of over 150MW to the national grid to accelerate the country’s green economic development agenda. 

Emmanuel holds a Bachelor’s in Physics from the University of Montpellier, a Master’s in Finance from EMLYON, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.

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