Director, Corporate Development and Operations
Anita brings a unique blend of international experience in project design and management, strategy consulting and business development. She has designed and managed large scale initiatives in the area of economic development, entrepreneurship, social innovation, and impact investment.
Over the past 14 years, Anita has worked with leading development institutions, foundations and private sector to catalyze private sector engagement and market solutions in developing countries. She has worked across East Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Canada and the UK.
In her role at IFCL, Anita leads operations and corporate development activities to support the seamless delivery of high quality projects to our clients.
Start-Up Lead in launching a UKAID-funded SME development programme in Lebanon to provide access to funding and business expertise to 500 businesses and creation of over 1000 jobs
Programme Manager for a girls economic empowerment business accelerator programme across East Africa
Key business development role achieving in new business to expand economic growth portfolio. Focus on new markets and clients from public and private sector across South Asia, Middle East and East Africa
Delivered strategic business plan to CEO and Board to support turnaround of an urban innovation centre in Vancouver
Prior to joining IFCL, Anita was an Economic Growth Manager at Palladium, a large development consulting firm based in the UK. She has also served an as consultant to global organisations such as Virgin Unite Foundation, the World Bank, Pearson and UNESCO to mobilise private sector investment and partnerships.
Anita holds a Master’s degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics.