Speaker
Guest Speaker

Sylvia Chahonyo

General Manager
Moody's Investors Service
Moody's Investors Service
General Manager

Sylvia Chahonyo

Sylvia Chahonyo is the Country Manager for South Africa and Head of Relationship

Management in Africa with dual responsibility for the management and expansion

strategies of the commercial and geographic franchise on the continent, and for

driving sector coverage across the fundamental franchises in Africa.

A lawyer by training, she has 13 years’ experience in banking with the Standard

Bank Group, where she worked in various capacities within Stanbic Kenya (now

CFC Stanbic) and the Standard Bank of South Africa including legal, credit support,

compliance, global markets, investment banking responsible for structuring,

executing and originating debt capital markets transactions. She has an LLB (Hons)

from the University of East Anglia, Norwich and is admitted as an Advocate in the

High Court of Kenya.

Sylvia was the first Kenyan to participate in the Clipper Round the World Yacht

Race as well as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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