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ADVISORY COUNCIL

The IGD Advisory Council assists and supports the IGD President and CEO, providing invaluable insights and regional experience to help IGD achieve the goal of poverty reduction through private sector innovation.

FATOUMATA BA
Former Minister | Economy, Industry, Trade and Private Sector Development
Former Director | UNECA of West and Central Africa regional offices

FRANCOIS BAIRD
Founder and Chairman| Baird’s CMC Limited

JONATHAN BERMAN
CEO | J.E. Berman Associates
Fellow | Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets

DEBORAH BRÄUTIGAM
Director | International Development Program (IDEV)
Director | China Africa Research Initiative (CARI), Johns Hopkins University

JUSTIN CHINYANTA
CEO | Loita Capital

PATRICK DEVENISH
CEO | Cool Solar Africa
Consultant | Plexus Cotton Limited

JEAN-LOUIS EKRA
Former President |Afrexim Bank

HELEN HAI YU
Goodwill Ambassador of UNIDO
CEO | Made in Africa Initiative
CEO | Balance & Peace Industrial Consulting

ILHAM HANEM FARID
President | I.H.F International Corporation

PETE HAYES
Chief Sales Officer | Equinix

JULIE HOWARD, PH.D
Sr. Adviser to Associate Provost and Dean, International Studies and Programs | Michigan State University

FRANK KENNEDY
Managing Director | Equator Capital Partners
Board Director | African Export-Import Bank

JOHNATHAN MILLER
Former Deputy Assistant to President & Senior Director | National Security
Founder & President | Airborne Lifeline Foundation

THE HONORABLE PATRICIA MOLLER
Retired US Ambassador | Guinea and Burundi

ALOYSIUS ORDU
Former Vice President | African Development Bank
Former Director | World Bank Group

JENNIFER POTTER
Former President & CEO | IGD

GEBRESELASSIE TESFAMICHAEL
Former Minister of Finance | Eritrea
Former IMF Official

RAYMOND ZOUKPO 
President & CEO | Eburnie Consulting Group