Mr. Kazuhiro Numasawa
Kazuhiro Numasawa, CFA has more than 22 years of experience in advisory and investments across sectors while focusing on development finance over the last 17 years. He is currently a Manager at the Agriculture Finance and Rural Infrastructure Department of the African Development Bank (“AfDB”). Across 24 countries in Africa, he has identified and analyzed more than 60 investment projects over the past 13 years while working for the AfDB. He appraised a total of USD 2 billion investments in Africa to scale up investments across sectors, and he is currently focusing on agriculture and food industries, especially Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones with a portfolio of USD 1.5 billion covering more than 20 African countries. He joined the AfDB in 2010 as Young Professional. Before joining the AfDB, he worked for the World Bank in Washington DC, USA focusing on financial sector reform and poverty reduction, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in India on various rural development and microfinance projects, and Accenture Co. Ltd as a business management advisor covering financial sector and other industries. He is a CFA charter holder and holds a Master’s Degree in Development Economics and International Development from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, USA.