ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

The Financial Sector Deepening Moçambique is a facility for financial sector development with a focus on expanding levels of inclusion.We direct our investments and insights to address constraints in the financial market, helping the diversification of Mozambique’s economy and bringing prosperity and economic resilience to Mozambique’s people. At the core of our strategy, are women, youth and the rural low-income population, as well as small businesses that lack access to appropriate and accessible financial services.We support our key stakeholders to both innovate and expand financial services, using technical expertise and targeted funding to boost their capacity and the people they serve.

OUR TEAM

Esselina Macome

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Hélder Buvana 

Investment Manager

Cristian Bouché

IT Manager

Moisés Salvador Inguane

Chief Operational Officer (COO)

Anabela Mabota

Knowledge, Monitoring and Learning Manager

Vânia Matola 

Knowledge, Monitoring and Learning Analyst

Titos Uamusse

Grants and Compliance Manager

Carlos Valente Mondle

Digital Financial Service Manager

Elzo Tomás 

Administrative Assistant and Accountant

Benedito Murambire

Investment Manager

Sílvio Chiau

Market Insights Manager

Kátia Agostinho

Market Analyst

Filomena Mondlane

Receptionist and Secretary

Our Partners

Esselina Macome

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Esselina joined FSDMoç. after a 10-year career at the
Central Bank of Mozambique where she was an Executive
Director, Payments Systems, and Board Member. She
led the drafting of the National financial inclusion
strategy. Esselina is a Associate Professor at the Eduardo
Mondlane University. She has extensive experience in
information and communication technology – ICT,
payments systems, financial inclusion and currency
management. She holds a Doctoral Degree (PhD), in
Information Technologies by University of Pretoria, in
South Africa in 2003; she also has a Master Degree (MSc)
in Analysis, Design and Management of Information
System by London School of Economics and Political
Science of the University of London.

Hélder Buvana 

Investment Manager

Hélder has a wealth of experience in Enterprise
Development, Local Content, Operations and Supply
Chain Management. This experience gained in his past roles of Head of Operations – Lusophone at AMSCO,
Mozambique Country Manager for the following
organizations; NEPAD Business Foundation, Turner and Townsend and Shwerwood International, and the
position of Procurement & Logistics Manager for Tongaat Hulett Sugar Mozambique, has contributed to the success
achieved by FSDMoç in implementing various digital
financial initiatives.
Hélder holds an MBA from MANCOSA and a Bcom Supply Chain & Marketing from University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN). He participated in various professional courses,
including the Local Content Master Class, by Henley
Business School in UK and he is a Certified Digital
Financial Practitioner (CDFP) by the Digital Frontiers
Institute.

Cristian Bouché

IT Manager

Cristian Bouché holds an Honors Degree in Business
Administration, concluded at St. Thomas University and
he has invested over 10 years in his career and working
experience, in particularly in the areas of Information
Technology, Business Management Development and
Entrepreneurship, where initially he was involved with
SPEED, a DAI Inc and now a fulltime member of the
FSDMOC as Information Technology Manager.
He worked as the project's consultant, managing the
systems infrastructure and Information System’s
manager. He has also worked as head of the department
for procurement and sales of Powertools department at
Construa BuildIT, where he represented global brands
such as Makita, Milwaukee and AEG, amongst other various brands.
Cristian is also a Motorsport enthusiast and multiple
champion in various categories of karting and Special
Stage. He has been considered to be amongst the top 5
drivers in Africa, after taking part in the FIA Young Drivers
Excellence academy and now recently being the winner
of the inaugural event of the PicantoCup.

Moisés Salvador Inguane

Chief Operational Officer (COO)

Moisés has more than 17 years of experience in
organizational development, strategic partnerships,
finance, corporate governance and operational
management. Moisés’ career spans Branch Operations
Manager and Corporate Secretary of Gapi-SI, a
Mozambican finance development institution,
Organisational Development Director of Mozambique
Red Cross, and Special Coordinator of an African National
Societies Initiative for the International Federation Of
Red Cross. Moisés holds an Honours Degree in
International Relations and Diplomacy from ISRI in
Mozambique, and a number of International Certificates
in private sector Development by the International
Swedish Institute for Public Administration-SIPU,
Management of owned state enterprises and Government Agencies by Intelligent Africa-South Africa, and FSDAfrica Academy.

Anabela Mabota

Knowledge, Monitoring and Learning Manager

Anabela brings over 15 years of experience as M&E on economic development area, with speciality on agricultural market information system in Mozambique.
Before joining FSDMoç. Anabela worked for six years with
USAID Agribusiness Trade Project. Anabela obtained a
Masters in Agriculture Economics from The Ohio State
University in the USA and holds the FSDAfrica Academy
Certificate.

Vânia Matola 

Knowledge, Monitoring and Learning Analyst

Vânia is over 4 years of working experience in Hotel
Management and over 4 years working experience in
Project Management and before joining FSDMoç she worked as the Project Assistant of Project for Enhancing
Capacity of Investment Promotion and Facilitation in the
Republic of Mozambique funded by Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA). She also worked as a
Researcher at the consultancy firm- Executive Research
Associates, Lda.
She holds a Masters’ degree in Analysis Techniques and
Tourism Innovation from Universitat Rovira i Virgili
(2012).

Titos Uamusse

Grants and Compliance Manager.

Titos Uamusse has over 17 years’ experience in Finance, HR and Business Management, before joined FSD worked with TROCAIRE as Regional Finance Manager for 6 Countries in Southern Africa,(Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe & South Africa) , also with AMODEFA as Finance & Admin Officer, and with IPPF as Finance Advisor for Angola & Guine Bissau. In past five years he was working in Ericsson as Finance & Facilities Specialist for Mozambique Branch Office. Titos hold Degree in Administration & Business Management from ISPU and Certificate as Chartered Accountant, and holds a number of Certificates in Finance and Business Management University of Witwatersrand-Johannesburg, Partnership Approach, Financial Management, capacity building- Ireland.

Carlos Valente Mondle

Digital Financial Service Manager

Carlos Valente Mondle is over 20 years of working
experience and joined FSDMoç with experience of
banking in Mozambique. He has Honours degree in
Information Systems (2001).
Previously worked for FNB – Moçambique were served as
the CIO for 10 years and before was Head of IT of Banco
de Comercio e Desenvolvimento for 5 years. He was full
involved in the most recent technical projects performed
between Central Bank and financial market players.
Holds certifications on Information and communication
technologies and management.

Elzo Tomás 

Administrative Assistant and Accountant

Elzo is a Professional of Administrative and Financial
Management with 10 years of experience, and with deep
passion for Commercial, Logistics and Events
Management. Prior to joining the FSDMoç he was
Administrative, Logistics and Commercial Manager at
Pharmalife, Lda. He also worked as an Accounts Payable
and Treasury Technician at Odebrecht Serviços Abroad
(OSEL). Has the degree of Medium Technician of
Accounting and Financial Management by the Institute of Transports and Communications.

Benedito Murambire

Investment Manager

Benedito has over 20 years of experience in
microfinance, strategic organisational development,
institutional capacity building, and training design and
delivery. Before joining FSDMoç., he worked for Ernst & Young, ICC, and provided consulting services for
development agencies, such as UNDP, GIZ, USAID, UN-
Habitat, etc. Benedito holds an MBA from the ISCTE
Business School from Portugal and a Certificate from the
FSDAfrica Academy.

Sílvio Chiau

Market Insights Manager

Sílvio is a Management, Information Technology and
Audit professional combining a strong academic
background with 13+ years of experience in corporate
environments. Have led highly skilled and experienced
teams in market systems development, internal audit,
project management, revenue assurance and risk
assessment.
He worked in the telecommunications industry for a
decade, having held the positions of Head of Revenue
Assurance Department and Chief Audit Executive and
Tmcel. He holds a MSc degree in Business Management,
a Bachelor of Technology degree in Information
Technology from Petronas University of Technology as
well as a number of professional courses in the
international development arena. A natural leader and
self-learner.

Kátia Agostinho

Market Analyst

Kátia has more than 8 years of experience in business
development and research and is passionate about
entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment. She has a degree in Economics (2010) and a series of certificates in
development and financial sector policy from the
University of Cape Town (2014), FSDAfrica Academy
(2015) and The Smart Design for Policy and Practice
Framework from the Harvard Kennedy School of Harvard
University (2015). Additionally, Kátia is an alumni of US
government-supported exchange programs such as the
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and YALI
Southern Africa, and Associate Fellow of the Royal
Commonwealth Society (RCS)

Filomena Mondlane

Receptionist and Secretary

Filomena assists the team in all administrative matters
and is Personal Assistance to the CEO. She holds a High
School Diploma and a Certificate in Office administration.
She brings over 6 years’ experience as a secretary for
NGO’s and other private institutions.

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