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ExCred Africa
14 November 2024
Radisson Blu Hotel SandtonJohannesburg, South Africa

Sarah Whitten
Regional Manager for Finance and Implementation at U.S. Trade and Development Agency


Sarah Whitten has joined USTDA as the Financing and Implementation Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was formerly a Global Account Manager with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Johannesburg, managing a portfolio of South African headquartered multinationals and South African regional offices, offering financing and risk management solutions.

In addition to this role she also served as the chairwoman for SCB South Africa’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Council, setting and executing the bank’s D&I strategy. Prior to this role she was with SCB New York in the Debt Capital Markets team, covering origination for North American corporates focused on global issuances.

Before SCB, Sarah was at Merrill Lynch Chicago in Private Banking. Sarah holds a BSc from Northwestern University in Illinois.

Agenda Sessions

  • Making sustainable trade finance work for Africa