Rosalind H. Thomas

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"Rosalind is currently Director of Nova Capital Africa. Previously she was a Director at the African Development Bank (AfDB) (2007-2008), responsible for the NEPAD, Regional Integration and Trade Department. From 2003-2007, she was the founding CEO of the SADC Development Finance Resource Centre in Gaborone, Botswana. She is an expert on infrastructure development finance and has an in-depth knowledge of Africa’s business climate. Rosalind was the first African and second woman to hold a position on the world-wide Technical Advisory Panel of the World Bank's Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) from 2005-2007. From 1998-2001, she was Manager of the Risk Management Unit at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, in South Africa. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa; an M.A. in International Economics and Law from SAIS - Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.; post-graduate studies at Harvard University, Yale Law School, and Cambridge University in the UK, and has been awarded six scholarships for educational excellence. Rosalind has authored numerous professional publications; guest lectured at numerous universities and participated in several consulting studies and conferences. " [1]


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  1. NOVA Capital Africa Rosalind H. Thomas, organizational web page, accessed August 22, 2012.