Sophie Papasavva


Sophie Papasavva

Prior to founding EMFC Loan Syndications, Sophie spent five years with Standard Bank Plc, first as telecoms, media and technology originator and later moving into the Loan Syndications & Sales team as a Director. During this time, Sophie had the opportunity to work across several other industries including agribusiness, infrastructure, oil & gas and mining. With 15 years experience in lending, Sophie has successfully structured and syndicated numerous loans for distribution to commercial, developmental and multilateral lending institutions. Sophie’s expertise lies in structuring complex and bespoke loan financings for emerging markers borrowers.

Prior to Standard Bank Plc, Sophie held the position of Vice President, Loan Sales within JPMorgan’s Loan Capital Markets, where she distributed loans to banks, private equity houses, funds and other investors with an interest in the product.

Sophie began her banking career in 1998 with CIBC World Markets plc, first as relationship manager in the telecoms team and later in restructurings. Sophie holds a BSc (Econ) from University College London, where she also undertook postgraduate studies in Political Sciences.

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