Mwombeki Baregu

Head of Agriculture and Rural Finance, Financial Sector Deepening Trust Tanzania

Mwombeki Baregu is the Head of Agriculture and Rural Finance at the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) in Tanzania where he manages a portfolio of projects that have a rural and agriculture financial inclusion and deepening focus in Tanzania. In 2011 the FSDT in collaboration with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation funded the Agricultural Finance Market Scoping Survey (AgFiMS): the first-ever national survey on the nature of demand for and supply of agricultural finance in Tanzania. Mwombeki has a background in economics and business administration. He worked for various institutions including the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the Financial Institutions Group focusing on advisory services for IFC financial institution clients, he worked for the World Bank with the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) and Development Economics (DEC) units on research that looked at policies that impacted agriculture marketing and poverty reduction, and NMB Bank in Tanzania where he focused on developing new products and business for bank, but particularly for the agribusiness sector.