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Foreword

Alpine is the result of a strategic review of the fast-changing world of both international and local finance. I created it to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and investors who demand intelligent project finance solutions and consultancy, and to give them access to the vast economic potential available in Nigeria.

There are enormous investment opportunities in Nigeria’s financial services, infrastructure, oil and gas, telecommunications and real estate sectors.

As an economist I first developed an appreciation of project finance when I started my career working in principal investments at the New Nigeria Development Company (NNDC), the nation's leading development bank. I departed the institution as Group Chief Executive to work as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FSB International Bank Plc for 14 years and in this time became one of the pioneers of Vision 2010, the economic roadmap for Nigeria.

I am now pleased to return to project finance where I have found that there is a clear need for a specialist finance boutique that has:

(i) an in-depth knowledge of the financing and capital available for local business initiatives, and
(ii) an understanding of the international appetite for local investment.

I have rigorously selected a core team of financial experts who possess a unique and powerful blend of project finance skills and sector expertise in Nigeria. Supporting them is a team of directors with over 40 years’ international finance experience. So unlike other large, inert institutions, we can offer clients a fantastic combination of youth, enthusiasm and experience.

I am genuinely excited about the creation of Alpine and its opportunity to provide real value in our fast-developing economy.


Mohammed Hayatu-Deen

Founder and CEO

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