Helen Aigbe Brume
African Export-Import Bank
Director, Project And Asset Based Finance
Ms Helen Aigbe Brume brings over 20 years of Global Banking Experience where she has taken on leadership roles in Project Finance, Asset Finance, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, and Strategy
Ms. Brume holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Rutgers Business School, New Jersey, U.S.A. She also holds a Bachelor' degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. In 2019, she completed the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme (AMLP) at University of Oxford, Saiid Business School, and she is also a Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA).
Prior to joining Afreximbank in 2022, she spent the 13 years working in Nigeria in several roles most recently serving as the Deputy General Manager and Group Head for Energy and Specialized Markets Union Bank of Nigeria Plc for 3 years.
Prior to Union Bank, she was the Divisional Head, Power, Infrastructure and Project Finance at the United Bank for Africa Plc for 5 years with a primary responsibility to originate, structure and execute Power, Infrastructure and Project Finance transactions across Nigeria and 18 African Countries.
Ms Brume was also the pioneer Head of Power and Infrastructure at Ecobank Nigeria and worked in Citibank Nigeria as Assistant Vice President Corporate Finance.
Helen begun her career on Wall Street as an Analyst at Prudential Financial and progressed to various Finance and Strategy related roles at Merrill Lynch, and Lehman Brothers, New York.