Hannah Ryder is the CEO of Development Reimagined (DR), an independent, African-owned and African-led international development consultancy with offices in Beijing, Nairobi, and London. A former diplomat and economist with over 20 years of experience, she was named one of 100 most influential Africans in 2021 and holds a role as Senior Associate (Non-resident) for the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS). She sits on various boards, including the Environmental Defense Fund, and she is a member of the United Arab Emirates' International Advisory Council on the New Economy. Prior to her role at DR, Ms. Ryder led the United Nations Development Programme’s work with China to help it scale up and improve its cooperation with other developing countries, including in Africa. She has also played various advisory roles for the UN and OECD and co-authored the seminal Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change in 2006.

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