Wise Chigudu is an experienced finance practitioner specializing in creating innovative financial solutions across insurance, equity and debt markets. Wise has advised various organisations on insurance/reinsurance structuring, product design and pricing of financial products, capital optimisation and risk management. He is also a recognised advocate of impact investing and has published several articles on investing for impact in Africa.
Wise provides technical advice on high impact projects and financial structuring, particularly in the areas of private equity, financial inclusion, insurance, agriculture and education financing. He has served on the Boards of a number of insurance companies and insurance intermediaries.
He served as the Reinsurance Actuary for ACE European Group, and Head of Risk and Reinsurance for Argo International, a leading Lloyd’s Syndicate. He is currently Vice President at SilverStreet Capital, which manages Africa’s largest agriculture fund and serves on the Board of African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited, a specialized insurance entity of the African Union (AU), designed to improve current responses to climate-related food security emergencies in Africa.
Wise is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) with an MBA from the University of Oxford.