Nora Chennaoui joined SEAF in 2017 as managing director of the SEAF Algeria Opportunity Fund. Prior to SEAF, Nora headed the Coverage and Corporate banking department at Credit Agricole Algeria, a position held after nine years as a commercial director at NATEXIS, helping to develop Algeria’s SME market. Nora brings over 20 years of experience working in the Algerian financial sector, with a focus on working with small and medium-sized enterprises gain access to the capital they need and developing their business both nationally and internationally.

Nora has strong expertise working and networking with business leaders in various sectors, namely FIs, Automotive, Telecom, Pharma, Public Works, Building Materials and Energy. Nora has also lead M&A transactions in Algeria giving her an exceptional outlook on the various exit strategy windows available and the right individuals and parties to connect with. She holds an executive-MBA from HEC-ESCP and has conducted various training sessions globally with leading organizations such as FITCH, First Finance and Citibank in the field of private equity and corporate finance.

Managing Director