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About GroFin

We make it our business
to grow your business

About GroFin

We support entrepreneurs

We support entrepreneurs

GroFin is a specialist, impact-driven financier. We help entrepreneurs succeed by providing them expert advice, continuous guidance, and financing to grow their businesses.

Why we support entrepreneurs and SMEs

Why we do it

We believe that SMEs need more than finance to succeed. And that growing small businesses to create sustainable jobs is the most powerful driver of social and economic development that truly improves people’s lives.

We aim to be the leading financial services institution to entrepreneurs of successful small to medium-sized enterprises – a reputable organisation that everyone wants to be associated with, do business with and refer clients to, due to our best in-sector performance.

Our Approach

GroFin offices in Africa and Middle East

GroFin’s business model is based on our commitment to provide our clients with support beyond finance. A deep understanding of the factors that drive SME success is central to this model, as is the steadfast belief that SME success leads to impact success.

Since its inception in 2004, GroFin has invested in 735 SMEs and sustained nearly 90,000 jobs. Headquartered in Mauritius, we offer financing and support to SGBs in 14 countries in Africa and the Middle East. We focus on small businesses operating in education, healthcare, agri-processing, manufacturing and key services (water, energy and sanitation).

GroFin Awards

Our People

GroFin’s workforce of 135 employees offers more than 1,250 years of combined experience in finance and the specialised support of growing businesses. With our headquarters in Mauritius and investment offices across 15 locations in Africa and the Middle East, GroFin offers both centralised expertise and on-the-ground support to SMEs in the countries of our operation.

Board of Directors

Jurie Willemse

Jurie Willemse

Chairman
Brienne van der Walt

Brienne van der Walt

Chief Executive Officer
William Morkel

William Morkel

Chief Financial Officer
Ashraf Esmael

Ashraf Esmael

Chief Investment Officer (Middle East)
Cobus Wells

Cobus Wells

Chief Investment Officer (Africa)

Senior Management

Lizel Channon

Lizel Channon

Credit Risk Executive
Marius Ittmann

Marius Ittmann

Business Support Executive
Sharmila Kowlessur

Sharmila Kowlessur

Head of Marketing
Guillaume Liby

Guillaume Liby

Investment Executive: Ivory Coast
Christian Bugabo

Christian Bugabo

Investment Executive: Rwanda
Djibril Mbengue

Djibril Mbengue

Investment Executive: Senegal
Alfinaz Murad

Alfinaz Murad

Investment Executive: Jordan
Samuel Sedegah

Samuel Sedegah

Investment Executive: Ghana
Sami Al-Hassan

Sami Al-Hassan

Investment Executive: Oman
Trevor Conradie

Trevor Conradie

Investment Executive: Southern Africa
Ra’ed Adnan

Ra’ed Adnan

Investment Executive: Iraq
Felix Ezeh

Felix Ezeh

Investment Executive: Nigeria
Arigye M. Munyangabo

Arigye M. Munyangabo

Investment Executive: Uganda
Daniel Maginga

Daniel Maginga

Investment Executive: Tanzania
Rita Odero

Rita Odero

Investment Executive: Kenya
Haytham Wagih

Haytham Wagih

Investment Executive: Egypt