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Financial Technologies (Fintech) and Development Finance

Presented by Prof Meshach Aziakpono and Dr Emmanuel Oduro-Afriyie

Join us for this Masterclass on Fintech and Development Finance presented by Prof Meshach Aziakpono and Dr Emmanuel Oduro-Afriyie. Prof Aziakpono will follow with a short Programme Information session towards the end on the MBA and Development Finance programmes. Stay tuned for the Q&A session on other Stellenbosch Business School programmes.


Date: Thursday, 14 July 2022

Time:12:00 – 17:00 (CAT | GMT+2)

Venue: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana

Enquiries: Lizelle Kannemeyer | [email protected]


Prof Meshach Aziakpono

Professor of Development Finance at the Stellenbosch Business School

Meshach Aziakpono (PhD) is a Professor of Development Finance. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Statistics with a Second Class Hons Upper Division in 1994 at the University of Benin; a Master of Science degree in Economics in 1998 at the University of Ibadan, and a PhD in Economics in 2008 at the University of the Free State. His research has focused on the broad areas of financial integration and financial sector development and monetary policy issues in Africa with strong emphasis in applied econometrics.

Dr Emmanuel Oduro-Afriyie

Corporate & Investment Banking at Absa Bank Ghana Limited / PhD Development Finance

Dr. Emmanuel Oduro-Afriyie graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2018, having worked on a doctoral thesis titled ‘’Essays on Inflation Persistence and Threshold Differentials in Ghana.’’ His research focused on monetary policy and the estimation of aggregate and sectoral threshold inflation rates, inflation inertia, expected durations and switching probabilities of inflationary regimes in African economies. Emmanuel has presented several of his academic papers at the Centre for the study of African Economies (CSAE) at University of Oxford, the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and the University of Cape Town in South Africa as well as at numerous international conferences. He continues to contribute to development finance scholarship with emphasis on macroeconomic research. He has 1 book chapter and 3 papers currently under review.

Dr. Oduro-Afriyie is also a Moody’s Certified Credit Analyst and with years of Corporate and Investment banking experience across West and South Africa, he has covered the two African regions both in study and practice. He is currently Corporate Credit Manager at Absa Bank Ghana (member of Absa Group) where he manages a credit portfolio of firms with a combined annual turnover in excess of US$1 Billion.

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