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 she held after nine years as a commercial director at NATEXIS where she helped to develop Algeria’s small and medium-sized (SME) market. Nora brings over 20 years of experience working in the Algerian financial sector, with a focus on working with SMEs to gain access to the capital they need to develop their business both nationally and internationally. Nora has expertise working and networking with business leaders in various industries, primarily financial institutions, automotives, telecom, pharma, public works, building materials and energy. Nora also led M&A transactions in Algeria, providing her an 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.