Runa Alam

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Development Partners International LLP

1981, degree in International and Developmental Economics, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; 1985, MBA, Harvard Business School; Harry S Truman Congressional Scholar. Over 24 years' investment banking, emerging market management and private equity experience. Formerly: mergers and acquisitions and corporate and tax-exempt finance, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch; Director, AIG African Infrastructure Fund; 1990s, founded and managed Peregrine Bangladesh and Union Capital Bangladesh; Chief Executive Officer, Kingdom Zephyr Africa Management Company, Zephyr Management African Investment Fund, Pan-African Investment Partners and Pan Commonwealth Africa Partners funds; with colleagues, managed US$ 120 million ZMAIF fund, sponsored by US Overseas Development Corporation; Chief Executive Officer, US$ 122.5 million PAIP, PCAP funds.

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