Frannie Léautier

Chief Operating Officer, Trade and Development Bank (TDB) Kenya

Experienced executive in international development, finance, private consulting business and philanthropy. MSc in Transportation Systems and PhD in Infrastructure Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT0; graduate of Executive Development Program, Harvard University; BSc in Civil Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam. Former Senior Vice President AfDB; 15 years executive experience at the World Bank including: Director, Infrastructure; Vice-President and Head, World Bank Institute; Chief of Staff to the President. Founder and Managing Partner, The Fezembat Group since 2007; Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building Foundation 2009-2013, Chairperson and Founding Partner, Mkoba Private Equity 2014-2016. Board positions: Chair Remunerations Committee TDB (formerly PTA) Bank, Treasurer and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee at AERC, Founding Board Member of the Nelson Mandela Institute for Science and Technology; Founding Board Member UONGOZI Institute; Advisory role for MIT OCW; MIT Visiting Committees; Women's World Banking; Chair Financne Committee on CIP Board in Lima; member Board of KBFUS. Author with acclaimed books on Leadership in a Globalized World. Interested in private equity, impact investing, global public goods, digital economy and emerging technology, youth employment and the future of economic growth.