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Hugh Courtney

Skoll Student (EMBA), Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship


I am a current Executive MBA candidate at the Said Business School, University of Oxford.
I am originally from South Africa, now living in London. I have worked in the debt capital markets, corporate finance and most recently social impact investing. I co-founded an inclusive lending business in South Africa in 2013 which supported Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) in a variety of sectors. I am currently founding a new business focused on overcoming the over reliance on collateral in lending to SGBs across developing markets. I am also involved in the creation of an environmental impact bond to fund fire prevention strategies in some of the world's most vulnerable forest areas.

Regional Focus

Eastern and Southern Africa, Europe