Mimi Alemayehou’s career spans both the public and private sector across emerging markets, with a strong focus on Africa. She is currently senior vice president for public-private partnerships at Mastercard. In this role, she focuses on partnership development for Mastercard’s Community Pass, a digital platform that enables delivery of critical services to underserved, remote, and frequently offline communities in Africa and the Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Mastercard, Ms. Alemayehou was the managing director and a member of the board of directors for Black Rhino Group (a portfolio company of Blackstone), an investment platform focused on the development and acquisition of energy and infrastructure assets across Africa. Previously, she was appointed by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the full Senate as executive vice president of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). In this capacity, she oversaw the extension of loans, guarantees, and insurance to catalyze foreign direct investment and private equity into emerging markets. During Ms. Alemayehou’s tenure from 2010 to 2014, OPIC’s portfolio grew by more than 24 percent to $18 billion and the corporation’s Africa portfolio tripled to nearly $4 billion. Ms. Alemayehou has served on several boards including the African Development Bank (on behalf of the United States), the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, and Findev Canada (Canada’s development finance institution). Ms. Alemayehou currently serves on the board of the ONE Campaign.
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What Africa Experts Are Watching in 2023
Commentary by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele , Catherine Nzuki , William Mark Bellamy , Mimi Alemayehou , Maria E. Burnett , Emilia Columbo , Ryan Cummings , Cameron Hudson , and Laird Treiber — March 8, 2023
Preventing Covid-19 from Becoming a Hunger Crisis in Africa
Commentary by Mimi Alemayehou — July 10, 2020
Ethiopia Battles the Pandemic and Its Economic Consequences
Critical Questions by Mimi Alemayehou — June 10, 2020