Ismail manages AgDevCo’s investments in Francophone West Africa. Ismail has over 10 years' experience in banking, investment and project management, with an extended period living in Ghana. Prior to joining AgDevCo in 2014, Ismail spent four years with BNP Paribas in Paris, where he was involved in setting up financing for large corporates in the metals and petroleum sectors in Europe and Africa. He previously worked at the World Bank in Washington DC on transportation projects in West Africa. Ismail has a double Masters in Finance from École des Ponts ParisTech and in Energy Economics from IFP School in Paris.