Yohan Assous

Head of Structured Finance – Africa
GCR Ratings

Yohan Assous


Yohan holds a Master in Management from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (H.E.C) in Paris, France.

After starting in Mergers and Acquisitions at BNP Paribas in London and New York and setting up funding platforms for Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) in an independent Structuring advisory firm in Paris, he joined the Structured Finance department of Fitch Ratings in Paris and subsequently in the South African office between 2002 and 2007. Yohan rated a wide portfolio of securitisations and other Structured Finance instruments (e.g. Covered bonds) across various assets classes (ABS, RMBS, ABCP, CLNs etc.) and jurisdictions (France, UK, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, South Africa etc.).

Yohan then moved to Investec Bank Ltd as a Debt Capital Markets Structurer. His mandate was to set up additional funding platforms for the Private Bank division of the bank as well as its external clients. In 2011, Yohan joined the Debt Capital Markets team of the Transaction Capital Group. He participated to the listing of the Bayport Medium Term Note Programme and set up recurring funding platforms for Transaction Capital’s subsidiary SA Taxi.

In 2017, Yohan joined GCR Ratings as Sector Head of its Structured Finance Ratings department where he manages GCR’s portfolio of Structured Finance transactions across Africa and is responsible for the development of GCR’s rating methodologies.

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2020 - Virtual Conference

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2019