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Bonano Badia is an accomplished finance expert specializing in project finance, deal structuring and rehabilitation of underperforming projects with practical industry experience spanning two decades. He has extensive experience in unusual and innovative development financing. His milestones projects include the innovation and implementation of weather based index products, managing the premier farmer based lending program under the Sugar Development Fund amounting USD 12 million, designing and implementing bespoke IT credit based delivery systems and leading cross cutting teams on various socio-economic assignments notably integrated squatter resettlement programs, national agricultural mechanization program and a taskforce member on the rehabilitation of agricultural based state agencies. As credit lead, his main roles entail crafting strategies that deliver subsidized credit sustainably in a rapidly evolving and competitive environment. He manages an annual fund in excess of USD 80 million with a staff compliment of over 350. His achievements in this role include the mainstreaming of the African Development Bank Lead Prudential Standards Guidelines and Rating System (PSGRS) in AFC, institutionalizing Credit Referencing and Risk transfer mechanisms and entrenching benchmark credit norms in the largely agri-based portfolio. Bonano is a CPA finalist from the Strathmore University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics, and a Masters of Science in Finance & Investment from the University of Nairobi.

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