Mimi Alemayehou is Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors for Black Rhino Group, an investment platform focused on the development and acquisition of energy and infrastructure assets across Africa. Prior to Black Rhino, Ms. Alemayehou was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance agency of the U.S. Government. 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.
Previously, Ms. Alemayehou was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the United States Executive Director on the Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB). In this role, Mimi was the senior U.S. Treasury Department official in Africa representing the United States on policy and development issues across the continent. Prior to AfDB, Ms. Alemayehou was Founder and Managing Partner of Trade Links, LLC, a development consulting firm. She started her career in the U.S. Congress, working for Representative Mac Thornberry of Texas. Ms. Alemayehou was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was raised in both Ethiopia and Kenya. Mimi holds a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and a BA from West Texas A&M University.
Ms. Alemayehou serves as an Executive Advisor to Blackstone, on the Board of Canada’s development finance institution, FinDev Canada and Energy for Growth Hub.
President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Group and Chairman of the Dangote Foundation
Co-founder, ONE and (RED)
Lead singer, U2 Co-founder, ONE and (RED)
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
President and CEO
President and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust
Managing Director, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation *
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
President & CEO, Business Roundtable
Former United States Senator
Global Head of Government Relations and Communications, Bloomberg L.P. Chairman, Bloomberg Government
Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
Chief Executive Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation*
Retired Director of Corporate Social Innovation, Caterpillar and President of the Caterpillar Foundation, Global Impact Advisor*
Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Chairwoman, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Board Chair, ONE, and Principal, Firefly3
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