CEO, Chairman of advisory board
Balkrishna Jhurry [Kris]
Kris is a seasoned senior international banker, who started his career back in 1988. Since then he has worked at senior Management positions in many banking institutions. He also has central banking background, having worked closely with one of the central bank Governors, providing amongst others advice on monetary policy matters.
Kris has a vast experience in Trade Finance, International Lending and worked in huge syndications globally, in favour of top corporates, banks and financial institutions and sovereigns.
Kris was also the Economic Intelligence Unit’s freelance note-sender for Mauritius.
He is currently a Business Consultant and has interests in real estate agency activities.
Kris is a business contributor to the African Solidarity Fund, a multilateral institution based in Niger.
Kris is a fervent supporter of AfCFTA and its huge positive impact of levels of intra-African trade, which would bring investors to Africa, thereby helping to bridge the trade & infrastructure financing gaps.
Kris also strongly believes in having a pan-African payment and settlement system and supports the historical challenges that PAPSS is trying to address.
Kris supports all efforts to integrate environmental and sustainability norms and goals into the global digital economy.
Mr Jhurry holds an Msc in Economics from the University of Bordeaux I, France