Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Paul Valery Lumumba, Director General of the AB Crowdfunding, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A senior banker with a desire to make a positive impact on society. Passionate about creating an environment with people at the heart. I have a proven record of success with numerous achievements in retail banking leadership. My dream is to inspire the community to proactively grow Crowdfunding in Africa as an economic solution, while using my experience to shape its reputation; firstly, as a solution but also as a brand.
We have launched a donation crowdfunding platform which will be followed up by loan and equity all in DRC. Our long-term goal is to grow across the Africa continent.
In August 2019 I moved from the UK after 27 years back to my place of birth DR Congo, as I believe the diaspora have an important part to play in Africa from a finance and a competence perspective. In the UK I built a career in the banking sector after a professional football career. I worked and lead teams both in Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC Bank UK. For me DRC is a start-up economy and needs diversity within the investment and finance sector to meet the many complex needs.
Joining the network would create a further arena where we can learn and grow with a community who share a similar vision. The shared experience within the community with those further ahead will help shape a better ecosystem in Congo..