Girls’s World Banking Declares the Appointment of Aliko Dangote Basis CEO Zouera Youssoufou and Morgan Stanley Managing Director Seema Hingorani to Board of Administrators


New Board members convey management in driving financial empowerment outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa and amongst younger ladies via digital monetary and funding literacy.

NEW YORKSept. 14, 2022 — Girls’s World Banking in the present day introduced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Administrators. This brings the variety of Board members to 12, together with two Honorary Administrators.

The brand new Board members are Zouera Youssoufou, CEO and Managing Director of Aliko Dangote Basis, and Seema Hingorani, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Funding Administration and Founder and Chair of Ladies Who Make investments.

Ms. Youssoufou relies in Lagos, Nigeria. As CEO of the Aliko Dangote Basis, the biggest non-public basis in sub-Saharan Africa, she leads the inspiration’s efforts to enhance the well being, diet, training, and financial empowerment outcomes for Africans, primarily in Nigeria. Previous to becoming a member of the inspiration, Ms. Youssoufou spent 10 years with the World Financial institution Group in varied capacities, starting from managing the World Girls in Enterprise program on the Worldwide Finance Company to representing the group as a rustic supervisor in three Central African nations.

Ms. Youssoufou’s experience in sustainable growth and entrepreneurship and her intensive data of African markets brings helpful expertise to the Board, notably because the group focuses on the continued development in Africa over the approaching years. Girls’s World Banking works extensively in Nigeria, with extra packages in Uganda and Senegal, and plans to develop additional into Egypt and past within the years forward. “Advancing ladies’s financial empowerment is a trigger that’s extraordinarily essential to me, and I’m really excited to work with Girls’s World Banking’s Board and workers to advance this essential mission,” Ms. Youssoufou mentioned.

Ms. Hingorani relies in New York, New York. Along with serving as Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Funding Administration, she can also be a member of the Funding Administration Working Committee, Chair of the Senior Advisory Board of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Companions, Senior Sponsor of Funding Administration’s Range Council and a member of Morgan Stanley’s Range and Inclusion Senior Leaders Advisory Council. In 2015, Ms. Hingorani based Ladies Who Make investments, a non-profit group devoted to rising the variety of ladies in portfolio administration and government management within the asset administration business.

As a longtime champion of economic inclusion and equality for ladies and ladies, Ms. Hingorani’s management on the Board will strengthen Girls’s World Banking’s advocacy for ladies to be acknowledged as each helpful leaders and purchasers inside the monetary providers sector. Ms. Hingorani’s greater than 25 years of funding administration expertise will even be a robust complement to the Board’s monetary oversight of Girls’s World Banking. “Given my longtime concentrate on advancing ladies’s participation within the monetary sector, Girls’s World Banking’s work resonates deeply with me,” Ms. Hingorani mentioned. “I’m very a lot wanting ahead to serving to construct on its vital affect.”

“I’m thrilled to welcome Zouera and Seema to the Girls’s World Banking Board,” mentioned Janet Truncale, Board Chair and EY Americas Monetary Companies Group Vice Chair and Regional Managing Accomplice. “Their experience, expertise, and keenness for ladies’s monetary inclusion will probably be invaluable additions to our Board’s work within the years to return.”

“I’ve identified each Zouera and Seema for a few years,” famous Girls’s World Banking’s President and CEO Mary Ellen Iskenderian. “I’ve the utmost respect for each Zouera and Seema as gifted leaders, with the imaginative and prescient, perception, and acumen to assist Girls’s World Banking ship on its strategic targets. We’re really honored to have them be a part of the Board.”

About Girls’s World Banking

Girls’s World Banking designs and invests within the monetary options, establishments, and coverage environments in rising markets to create larger financial stability and prosperity for ladies, their households, and their communities. With a world attain of 62 companions in 35 nations serving greater than 138 million ladies purchasers, Girls’s World Banking drives affect via its scalable, market-driven options; gender-lens non-public fairness fund; and management and variety packages. To be taught extra about Girls’s World Banking, go to

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