Runa Alam

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"Runa has 29 years of investment banking, emerging market entrepreneurship and private equity experience. Before founding Development Partners International in 2007, Runa was CEO of KZAM, a joint venture between Zephyr Management of New York and Kingdom Holding Company, which managed PAIP-PCAP, sponsored by the International Finance Corporation and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

"Runa was formerly a director of the AIG Africa Infrastructure Fund, managed by Emerging Market Partnership in Washington, and has “on-the-ground” management experience in emerging markets having founded and managed both Peregrine Bangladesh and Union Capital Bangladesh in the 1990s. Runa started her career in New York working for investment banks including Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in mergers and acquisitions and corporate and tax-exempt finance." [1]

"Chief Executive Officer of Development Partners International and Non-Executive Board member of United Bank for Africa (UBA), who has a quarter-century of investment banking, emerging market management and private equity experience. "[1]


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  1. Tony Elumelu Foundation Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed April 8, 2013.
  2. Invest Africa Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed December 22, 2017.