Catherine Koffman

Group Executive – DBSA
Development Bank of Southern Africa
South Africa

Catherine is an accomplished attorney with 20+ years of experience in legal, commercial, and financial sectors. Her expertise spans Infrastructure investment banking and landmark project finance deals. Having been part of pioneering infrastructure project finance transactions, she held significant roles in Arthur Andersen and Nedbank’s Infrastructure and Telecommunications Project Finance team. As the first female Head of Infrastructure Project Finance in a South African commercial bank, she shaped and executed the Group’s infrastructure growth strategy. She advocates for environmentally and socially responsible infrastructure that drives transformation and sustainability. Catherine’s leadership extends to Thought Leadership and roles in boards, steering committees, and industry working groups. Joining the Development Bank of Southern Africa in 2021 as Group Executive of Project Preparation, she leads strategic objectives to create a bankable infrastructure pipeline for economic growth

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