Director, Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) Board of Directors
Sebastian Spio-Garbrah was elected to the Board of Directors of CCFC in June 2015. He has been adjudged one of the world’s leading frontier markets analysts, and voted among the ‘Top 30 under 30 Analysts’ by New York’s Institutional Investor Magazine in 2006.
Sebastian helped establish the Africa risk research practice at leading global political risk consultancy firm, Eurasia Group LLC in New York, London (UK) and Tokyo and was concurrently a sovereign risk analyst on Sub-Saharan Africa’s two largest economies, Nigeria and South Africa for a global stability index developed by Eurasia Group with Deutsche Bank, and subsequently, with Citigroup between 2005 and 2010. Since 2010, Sebastian has been Global Managing Director & Chief Africa Analyst at DaMina Advisors LLP where he advises the CEOs and boards of several major foreign companies, investment firms, foundations and governments on African political, economic and regulatory risk.
A prolific writer and an ambidextrous thinker, Sebastian has been quoted extensively by the international media. Previously, he was head of the energy capital markets surveillance unit at Thompson Reuters in New York. Sebastian advised UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Commission on Africa and is a board member of a Jewish-African NGO, Innovation Africa, which has provided solar technology and water purification technologies to over 250,000 African villagers. Sebastian is a member of Toronto’s High Park and Parkdale Rotary Club. Sebastian holds a B.A (double major) in Economics and Political Science from Middlebury College, Vermont and a Juris Doctor (J.D) in law from Rutgers University, New Jersey.