Makhtar is a Director at Lion’s Head Global Partners and focuses on the African Local Currency Bond Fund (www.alcbfund.com ). The Fund acts as an anchor investor and provides technical assistance for local currency bond issuances by financial service providers and companies operating in developmental sectors. As of September 2019, the ALCB Fund deployed USD 154.8 million while the ECOWAS region accounts for 34% of its portfolio.

Prior to joining Lion’s Head, Makhtar was a Financial Analyst at UMOA-Titres, the West African regional agency, in the issuance and management of sovereign bonds in West African Monetary Union.

Makhtar holds a Bachelor in Economics and Management and a Masters in Economics and Financial Engineering from the University of Rennes 1.