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Gau Joins the Invigors / Alta Team

August 12, 2020, 07:00 AM

Bruce Gau has joined the Invigors / Alta team supporting the group’s activities in the Middle East and Africa regions. His appointment strengthens the fast-growing Invigors’ team in EMEA and brings additional capability, especially in supporting corporate and project financing activities.

Gau is a highly experienced financier with over 25 years of experience working across several locations in Africa and the Middle East. He has a strong track record of deal origination, deal making, solution management, customer service and transaction closure in the corporate and project finance area. He has successfully represented the interests of lenders and borrowers as well as suppliers and purchasers while leading global teams of asset financing specialists. Part of this work was the establishment of a pan-African network of relationships with banks, consultants, suppliers, and customers.

His most recent role was Director: Sales Finance Solutions with Huawei, based in China. In this role he was responsible for supporting the structuring and negotiating of sales financing solutions covering project finance, trade finance, export credit and vendor finance transactions.

Prior to this, he had various senior roles in a 12-year career with Ericsson covering the Sub-Saharan Africa region. His roles here included the establishment and heading up of the functions of customer financing, working capital management and bid/proposal management. His responsibilities covered all aspects of customer-related financing in the region including project finance, export credit, third party finance, vendor finance and sale of receivables. Prior to Ericsson, he had a 20-year career with Nedbank Africa where one of his roles was heading up their African cross-border financing team.

He holds a bachelor of accounting degree and a post graduate diploma in banking law with memberships of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (South Africa) (AGA), the International Project Finance Association (IPFA), the International Corporate Treasurers Association (ICTA) and the Institute of Professional Accountants of South Africa (IPA).

“I am delighted to be joining the Invigors/Alta Group and their world class team, which has such deep industry experience and a reputation for excellence,” Gau said. “I see Africa and the Middle East as having tremendous potential for the growth of innovative customer financing solutions and I look forward to the challenge of growing the business in this region.”

Kieran O’Brien, Executive Director of Invigors EMEA, said, “Bruce joins us at a time of fundamental changes in the asset and services financing arena. Bruce brings vast experience and a passion in the development of customer financing solutions for our customers. We are delighted to welcome him onto the Invigors/Alta team.”

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