Karel Lankenau

Head of Africa Business Development Director

With over 30 years in Banking & Consulting Karel not only comes to Silverleap with a rolodex of top level industry and government contacts but he is also strong in managing complex projects with a large number of stakeholders and tight deadlines for deliverables of key milestones.

His career in Banking spanned many countries, ABN Treasurer in Sri Lanka, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Rabobank Singapore and London in a Credit and Risk function, Dresdner in Frankfurt Germany as Head of Credit Risk then ING Amsterdam Head of Risk Management then Head of Compliance of Derivatives & Securitization products in banking until 2012. After his Banking career Karel moved into Consulting in IT and other Technical areas as well as negotiating in Africa on behalf of Banks.

Karel has a Masters of Business Administration (Investment & Finance) from The University of Hull,UK and a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.