Bobby Pittman was the Vice President of Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration at the African Development Bank from 2009 to 2012. In this capacity, he managed one of the largest portfolios in Africa, including more than $25 billion in active projects across 52 African countries.
Mr. Pittman previously held senior positions at several U.S. government agencies, including the National Security Council, Treasury Department, State Department and White House.
From 2006 to 2009, he served as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs in the White House. In that capacity, he was the President's lead advisor on Africa issues as well as the President's Africa Personal Representative (APR) to the G8. During his tenure, Mr. Pittman was part of a White House team which oversaw the design and execution of key initiatives such as the Africa Financial Sector Initiative, President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), Africa Education Initiative, and Millennium Challenge Account (MCA).
From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Pittman served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Finance and Debt at the Department of the Treasury. He was a key architect and the lead U.S. negotiator of the 100 percent debt relief proposal endorsed by the G8 at the Gleneagles Summit in July 2005. To date, this effort has delivered more than $40 billion in debt stock cancellation for the world's poorest countries. He also acted as lead representative of the U.S. government for the multi-billion dollar replenishment negotiations of the World Bank, African Development Bank and Asian Development Bank in 2004-2005.
Mr. Pittman graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University, and received an M.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Pittman was recently named to Africa Fund Manager's 'Power 50', noting that he is "One of the world's most prominent figures when it comes to African business."
Linda Oramasionwu was an Investment Officer in the African Development Bank's (AfDB) Private Sector Department where she led the origination, structuring, due diligence and execution of industries and services investments and project proposals including equity and senior debt investments. While at the AfDB, she also worked in the Office of the General Counsel specializing as private sector counsel for both private equity and project finance transactions and served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Vice President for Infrastructure and Private Sector Development.
Prior to joining the AfDB, she was a corporate associate at Schwartz LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in fund formation in emerging markets.
Ms. Oramasionwu graduated with distinction from the University of Manitoba's Asper School of Business and received her Juris Doctor from the College of William & Mary Law School. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
Queen Nworisara Quinn was an Investment Officer in the African Development Bank's (AfDB) Private Sector Department, where she managed the origination, structuring, due diligence and execution of project proposals in manufacturing, agribusiness and private equity. While at the AfDB, she also served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Vice President for Infrastructure and Private Sector Development.
Prior to joining AfDB, she was a management associate with the Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank working within the Securities and Fund Services business unit.
Ms. Nworisara Quinn is a graduate of Penn State University and received her Master's in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, with a concentration in International Trade and Finance. She also has an MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organization from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge where she attended as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar.
Jordan Slick graduated magna cum laude from the College of William and Mary and holds a BA in International Relations.
Prior to joining Kupanda Capital, she interned at the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs under Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. While on the Hill, she worked with the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, assisting staff with research, preparation for hearings, and liaising with constituents. She has also had experience working in the consulate of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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