WYG appoints new Africa director

Professional services firm WYG has appointed former PwC director Freddy Bob-Jones as Africa director. 

Bob-Jones will lead WYG’s international development work across Africa from its Nairobi office in Kenya, focusing on infrastructure for growth and development, as well as climate resilience and governance projects. 

At PwC, Bob-Jones  advised private and public sector clients on international development, strategy, and operations issues. He brings over 17 years’ experience managing and delivering complex programmes in a variety of countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Iraq. 

As a trained economist, Bob-Jones has worked on multiple donor-funded international development projects centring on economic development, public governance reform, and digital in development issues. He also holds experience working as an economic advisor in UK government departments, such as DFID, HM Treasury, and the Home Office. 

Commenting on his appointment, Bob-Jones said: “It is a fantastic time to be in Africa, as the continent continues to grow its diverse economies and societies. WYG is a long-term partner in Africa’s growth narrative and I look forward to working to expand our capabilities across the continent.”

Jesper Damgaard, managing director, international development, WYG, said: “Freddy’s appointment is an important move for WYG as we take steps to further enhance our growing capabilities and expertise in Africa. His extensive knowledge of the African market and global experience with international development and donor-funded projects make him a valuable addition to the team.”

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