Director, East Africa
Wilmot Allen is Managing Partner of 1 World Enterprises, an advisory company on emerging market investment, business strategy and organizational development. He was recently an investment consultant at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) with the private equity funds team, responsible for new investment and portfolio supervision. Allen was also senior advisor to a former IFC EVP/CEO on job creation and entrepreneurship. Allen previously worked in M&A investment banking with JPMorgan Hambrecht & Quist, in venture capital with Commonwealth Enterprise Fund, in finance and strategy with the ABC Television Network (Walt Disney Company) and with the private placements group of Merrill Lynch & Company. He is Co-Founder of the Partnership for Urban Innovation and a former PBS creative executive with KCET/Los Angeles. Allen holds degrees from the Wharton School of Business, Harvard Kennedy School and Yale University.