Faheen Allibhoy heads the JP Morgan Development Finance Institution, launched in January 2020 to spur investment supporting economic development in emerging markets. The JPM DFI aims to increase the origination and distribution of assets with development impact to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
Faheen is a seasoned manager and investment professional with a deep understanding of international business, emerging markets and the development agenda. She has sector expertise in infrastructure, renewable energy, industrials and private equity funds. Prior to JP Morgan, she spent 18 years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, where she was responsible for setting strategy, business development, transaction execution and portfolio management. In her role as Regional Manager, Faheen was based in Dakar and responsible for IFC’s investments, advisory operations and client relationships in Senegal, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Mauritania. Faheen started her career at Merrill Lynch in Investment Banking based in New York.
Faheen has a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, the Harvard Business School Advisory Council for Africa and the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on SDG Investment.
In this session, we will hear from experts across sectors to posit how we can take an interdisciplinary approach to accelerating Africa’s development in the next decade and beyond. Grounded in an understanding of the largest opportunity gaps, this session will focus on innovative solutions for inclusive growth. In addition to looking at on-the-ground enablers, such as technology, education, and public-private partnerships, we will focus on how the diaspora can support Africa’s growth journey.