‚Äčpreeti-sinha.jpgPreeti Sinha

 Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Ms Sinha is a globally experienced investment and development banker with a 30-year track record associated with raising and managing institutional public and private development capital. She served as CEO & President of FFD Financing for Development LLC, a specialist development finance firm focused on financing the UN SDGs. Ms Sinha's role as CEO and President was built upon her experience as a pioneering Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum, on the Financing for Development Initiative, with the UN FFD Office. Ms Sinha managed the YES Global Institute, a practising private sector think-tank for socio-economic development in New Delhi, building the impact investment ecosystem in India. She also served in senior resource mobilization roles at the African Development Bank including managing its ADF-13 Replenishment raising US$ 7.3 billion from 27 donor countries. Previously, she was an investment banker at HSBC, Rabobank, Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan in London, Hong Kong, Mumbai and New York. Ms Sinha graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program in Public Financial Management. She also holds a Masters in Global Leadership from the World Economic Forum and a Masters in Public and Private Management (MPPM)/MBA from the Yale School of Management (SOM). Ms Sinha graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science.