Former Standard Chartered banker Hiren Singharay has joined Global Finance and Capital Limited (GFCL), an investment banking advisory firm based in London and focused mainly on Africa.

Singharay left Standard Chartered last December after 14 years, most recently as managing director of syndications, Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia. He has over 43 years of transaction banking experience, including at Citi.

He was already part of the GFCL board during his time at Standard Chartered, alongside another board member role at Austrian bank Anadi, which he left three months ago.

Sigharay tells GTR that GFCL is currently arranging financing for a number of deals around infrastructure, food security and water control, most of which within the Union Monétaire Ouest-Africaine (UMOA), a Francophone West Africa monetary union including Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

The company has offices in London and Dubai, as well as representatives in Serbia, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.