William Pollen – Programme Director at Invest in Africa


Having trained as an investment advisor with HSBC Private Bank, William worked in the City for a number of years before going onto pursue a career in communications and branding, creating global campaigns for multinational clients. In 2011, he completed his MBA in London and in February 2012, William started Invest in Africa as the Programme Director. Since then he has overseen its expansion of corporate members and donors- including Tullow Oil, BP, Woodside Energy, Cairn, MODEC, BHGE, Kosmos, Newmont Mining, DFID and the African Development Bank- into Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Zambia, Guinea and Mauritania.