Irfan Afzal has joined investment bank Wimmer Financial as executive director, debt financing.

Afzal will be responsible for deal origination, syndication, market development and running the project debt financing process, primarily focusing on the oil and gas, metals and mining and the renewable energy sectors. He will have a global remit, with a particular focus on developing opportunities in the African market.

Afzal joins the bank from Triple A Frontier Investments, an Africa transactions-focused firm, where he held the position of principal.

Afzal has spent close to 20 years in banking with the likes of The Chase Manhattan Bank, ABN Amro, Credit Agricole and KBC Bank.

Wimmer Financial is an international corporate advisory firm specialising in natural resources (mining, oil and gas and alternative energy) and real estate. Its investment banking activity is focused on capital raising and corporate finance across equity and debt financing for companies with a market capitalisation of between US$100mn and US$1bn.