World Capital Markets Symposium

Evans Osano

Senior Securities Markets Specialist, Finance & Markets, Global Practice, World Bank Group, Kenya

Evans Osano is a Senior Securities Market Specialist with the World Bank-IFC Finance and Markets practice, where he works on technical assistance projects related to developing government, non-government bond and equity markets in emerging market countries. He is also Head, Efficient Securities Markets Institutional Development (ESMID) Africa.

His work experience spans Africa, Middle East & North Africa (MENA), North America, Europe and South Asia. Evans has been supporting the Treasury Mobile Direct (TMD) project in Kenya to distribute government securities, to the banked and unbanked population, through mobile phones.

Before joining the World Bank Group, he served as a Vice President, Head of Investments at AIG Global Investment Group where his responsibilities included managing a pan-African total return fund that was a pioneer investor in debt and equity markets in Africa. Evans started his career at the Nairobi Securities Exchange were he was responsible for trading and clearing & settlement operations respectively.