Serge Mayaka is the Founder and Managing Principal at Akipeo, an advisory company focused on enabling soft commodity production in emerging markets that is climate smart, socially inclusive, and financially sustainable. Serge Mayaka is also a Senior Advisor, Investment Management at Finance in Motion. In this capacity Serge supports the execution of the investment strategies for the eco.business Fund and the SANAD Fund for MSMEs in addition to the overall buildout of Finance in Motion’s presence in Africa.
Prior to founding Akipeo in 2014 Serge spent over 15 years in investment banking, executing M&A transactions and raising capital in the agriculture, infrastructure, and financial institutions sectors. Serge has focused on emerging markets throughout his career; based in Kenya, South Africa and Singapore with Standard Chartered Bank, before joining Macquarie Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets where he continued to work on cross-border transactions across Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.