Focus on Eugenia Adofo, a new team member in our US officeSubmitted by Admin on Tue, 05/03/2022 - 14:18
At the beginning of 2022, I&P welcomed Eugenia Adofo in the team. Based in the Washington DC office, she coordinates relationships with I&P’s stakeholders and partners in the North American region.
We asked her a few questions to explore in more detail her activities across the Atlantic and the role of this office.
Why did I&P set up an office in the USA? What is at stake?
I&P decided to set up an office in the US in 2019 to maintain and foster relationships with existing North American based funders (World Bank, USAID, Mastercard Foundation among others), and actively seek new investors and develop partnerships. The US office also plays an advocacy role in the international development ecosystem.
With this new office we’re willing to explore the growing world of blended finance for emerging markets which has a strong US investor interest.
What is your role within I&P?
My primary role is seeking and maintaining the base of North American investors.
My work also involves ensuring that non-investor partners, particularly the investment and impact networks of which I&P is a member, are also maintained and optimized. This includes networks such as GIIN, ANDE, Convergences, GPCA (formerly EMPEA).
Besides, I am working on advocacy and regulatory issues.
What is your professional background?
I have close to 20 years’ experience in finance and emerging markets investments. I worked in banking in Ghana and in emerging markets investments with the World Bank's International Finance Cooperation (IFC) where I spent some time in the Fund of Funds team building a strong Africa funds portfolio. I have also consulted in the power/energy sector based out of Kenya.