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Who We Are

ZeniZeni works on a partnership model that allows us to retain a lean, core team and bring in the expertise through strategic partners as and when needed.

Our Team

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Malango Mughogho

Founder and Managing Director 

Malango Mughogho is the Managing Director of ZeniZeni Sustainable Finance Limited.  She has over 20 years’ experience in banking and development finance, with IFC, the Development Bank of southern Africa, WWF South Africa, ING and Standard Chartered. 

Key successes include raising project preparation funding for the USD4b Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer project, leading the team that developed the early stages of South Africa’s National Climate Finance Strategy, serving on the Regional Technical Committee of the Global Water Partnership’s Southern Africa Coordination Unit (GWPSA RTEC), and co-authoring UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook 6 (GEO 6) for Business brief entitled ‘Changing finance to catalyse transformation: how financial institutions can accelerate the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy’. 

Her current research interests include what constitutes a state of sustainable finance, how transitions in the financial sector occur, and financial sector policy strategies that support better climate and gender outcomes. 

A strong believer in the power of the collective and living a life of purpose, she served for several years on the board of the Alternative Prosperity Foundation, which aims to advance inclusive black leadership in South Africa, particularly among youth and women.  She also co-founded the ‘Endometriosis Coalition of South Africa’, an umbrella organisation of endometriosis focused organisations that is helping advance the diagnosis and treatment of women and girls with this debilitating disease. 

Malango was the 2015 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellow at the African Development Bank, under the presidencies of Dr Donald Kaberuka and Dr Akinwumi Adesina, and holds a BSc (Hons) in Banking and International Finance from City, University of London, and an MSc in Economics and Finance from Warwick University. 

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Jacqueline Musiitwa

Senior Associate 

Jacqueline Musiitwa is a Senior Associate at ZeniZeni Sustainable Finance and an international attorney specialized in environmental, social and governance matters.  She previously served in various leadership capacities at Rio Tinto, the Trade and Development Bank (TDB Group), World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and as an attorney running a legal consultancy.  Jacqueline researches China’s compliance with international law as a Research Associate at the China Law Development Project at Oxford University.   

She recently co-authored a report for ZeniZeni Sustainable Finance on strategies to integrate climate change considerations into sovereign debt negotiations, and, building on this work, is developing policy options to address climate and finance, with a particular focus on strategies related to China and Africa.

 

She was a Young Global Leader 2011 (World Economic Forum), an Archbishop Desmond Tutu fellow 2011 (African Leadership Institute), the 2012 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellow, and a 2014 New Voices Fellow (Aspen Institute) and is a Term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  

 

She serves a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy and on the boards of the International Rescue Committee UK and IDEO.org.  Jacqueline received a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne.  

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Isabelle Djeni

Senior Associate 

Isabelle is a Senior Associate at ZeniZeni Sustainable Finance and a senior executive in the fields of law and finance, with 17 years of experience. Having worked in various organizations from the private and public sectors in Africa and Europe, she recently consulted for Finance for Impact (financial inclusion) and co-authored a report for ZeniZeni Sustainable Finance on sovereign debt alleviation and climate policy.

Prior to this, she was an advisor to the Minister of Budget and State-owned Entities (“SOEs”) of Côte d’Ivoire, on policy design for the budget, tax, customs, SOEs and public procurement administrations. In this role, she was a member of Côte d’Ivoire’s technical steering committee for Eurobonds and initiated significant corporate governance and tax reforms.

 

Before designing policies, which improved Côte d’Ivoire’s ease of doing business, digital reach and contributed to reduce fraud, she directed the Ecobank Group Investment Bank’s legal department in the EMEA region (excluding Nigeria). In this role, she provided sustainable shareholder value as a member of the Investment Bank Deal Approval Committee.

 

A member of the African Leadership Network, an alumnus and board member of Junior Achievement Côte d’Ivoire and a founding member of the Women Investment Club-Côte d’Ivoire, she is a graduate of the Tours and Paris X universities. Her areas of expertise include public policy design and analysis, legal and strategic advisory services, sovereign debt management, investment banking and corporate governance.