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Matt Lane

Matt qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2017 and immediately joined Challenger in early 2018 after the completion of his articles with KPMG. Matt joined Challenger as a Deal Originator, and has progressed to Africa Portfolio Manager, overseeing the loan book, originators and credit evaluations. Continuous learning has always been a key focus for Matt and having studied part-time during his time at Challenger, successfully completed his CFA in 2021. In addition to continuing his studies, Matt is a regular contributor to Trade Finance Global, after being selected as a winner in the International Trade Professionals Programme (ITPP). Matt has been instrumental in structuring deals in Africa, including Cocoa from Cote D’Ivoire, pulses from Tanzania and hard commodity exports from South Africa.