Diago Dieye

A seasoned professional with 17 years of experience spent between the US, the UK and Senegal in the Financial Services industry.

A native of Senegal, where she grew up, Dieye is passionate about empowering African micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

Through her rich and wide-ranging experiences at investment banks, corporate banks, consulting firms, and investment funds, she has been focusing on delivering capital to MSMEs on the African continent for more than 10 years.

She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Khuwaylid Capital, the first Shari’ah-compliant SME impact investment fund in Francophone Africa.

The fund aims to invest in Senegal, in small and growing businesses in the Agribusiness, Health and Education value chains.

Dieye previously served as a Program Director at Teranga Capital, where she co-structured and led the deployment of Suqali, a $30 million Access to Finance program funded by the Mastercard Foundation and targeting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs (MSMEs).

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