Elsabeth T Tedros
Occupation: Diplomat, Senior Investment Officer
Occupational Position: Elsabeth is Senior Investment Officer at the NEPAD Agency, the technical arm of the African Union. Within the Office of the CEO Elsabeth leads efforts and advises on private sector engagement for the AU’s flagship Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). Specifically, through the African Strategic Infrastructure Initiative, Africa Power Vision and the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative, she leads projects to achieve “bankability".
An Ethiopian national, Elsabeth holds degrees in economics, business and international affairs. She was nominated and admitted to the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honour Society and is a Lincoln Laureate. She is an active mentor to African youth offering guidance in higher education and a member of the Student Sponsorship Program. Elsabeth is passionate about home grown solutions focused on regional integration to accelerate economic development in Africa. She is also active in education and gender equality issues to ensure an inclusive African growth story.
Her career spans over a decade within public and private institutions, providing cutting edge global and cross-sectorial project finance and strategy solutions for several large scale energy and transport deals in Africa and the Americas. Elsabeth’s multifaceted work in FDI, trade and infrastructure greatly contributes to her strength in leading key stakeholders to effectively locate, evaluate and capitalize on the increasing demand for PPP opportunities in Africa.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York; School of International and Public Affairs, MIA, International Finance and Business /Infrastructure; LAKE FOREST COLLEGE BA, Economics, Cum Laude
2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow