Catherine is responsible for of TDB's (formerly trading as PTA Bank), the Eastern and Southern Africa Trade and Development Bank's long term investments team (project, corporate & equity finance), and concurrently serves as Regional Director for Eastern and North Africa. A seasoned professional in principal investing and development finance, she brings almost 20 years’ experience in finance including SME, corporate and project finance, deal structuring, credit risk review and portfolio management. Ms. Kimaryo is also an Executive Coach (Academy of Executive Coaching, United Kingdom).
Ms. Kimaryo’s professional experience outside TDB spans work in various developing and post-conflict economies. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked with the IFC where, over a period of 8 years, she served in various senior investment and portfolio management capacities, with a focus on real-sector investments (manufacturing, agribusiness and services) in Eastern Europe, South Asia, Central America and Africa.
Earlier, she worked with the United Nations as an advisor on fiscal matters and prior to that in commercial banking in Tanzania providing trade finance and other credit facilities to SMEs in Tanzania.