Keba Keinde is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Finance Corporation. He was also the Founder of Millennium Private Equity and acted as Chairman of Millennium Private Equity from inception to 2009. Prior to joining Millennium Finance Corporation, Keba was the Managing Director, Head of the Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Iran at BNP Paribas for four and a half years. Prior to that, he spent four years at the International Finance Corporation IFC, (World Bank Group) in Washington DC, four years at Lehman Brothers in New York and London, and three years at IBM France.
He has been advising numerous governments and international corporations on strategic transactions, totaling more than USD 100 billion across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Keba holds an engineering degree from ‘Ecole Nationale Supérieuredes Télécommunications de Paris’, and a MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston). Keba Keinde was awarded the ‘Builders of the African Economy Award’ in 2010.
Emerging economies, which I call the New World represent 50% of the world GDP today and will represent more than 60% of the world GDP in 20 years. There is not any single global investment bank that is giving priority to the New World. Today’s leading global investment banks have played an important role in supporting the economy of the developed countries.
Our objective at Millennium Finance Corporation is to mobilize financial and technical resources on a global basis to support the development of public and private institutions as well as strategic projects in the New World.
Although a number of companies from the New World have become global leaders across various industries, there is not a single investment bank from the New World that has emerged as a global competitor. MFC aims to become the first leading global investment bank from the New World by 2020.
Millennium Finance Corporation has a 3-dimentional matrix organizational structure that combines industry, region, and product expertise to maximize the quality of our services.
MFC has attracted a talented and diverse team of seasoned bankers recruited from leading global investment banks where they had previously demonstrated leadership abilities, expertise, and a proven track record. The execution team of junior bankers was diligently recruited from the finest academic and professional institutions, with backgrounds that fit perfectly with our corporate values and strategy.
MFC provides a flexible platform that promotes responsibility and entrepreneurship, enabling its bankers to take initiative and gain significant exposure to the entire transaction process from origination to execution, client relationships and negotiations.