Sarah Alexander is a Senior Managing Director at GIF, and the Chair of the GIF Investment Committee. She brings to GIF an extensive background in innovative private capital solutions for development finance, having worked in this area in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Most recently, Ms. Alexander has advised institutional investors and fund managers on the design and development of their private capital strategies in emerging and frontier markets. Previously, she was a Managing Director at The Abraaj Group, a leading investor in emerging markets, after serving for a decade as the Founding CEO of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). She has also been a direct long-term equity investor in the developing markets of Asia. Earlier in her career, she worked in private sector development at the World Bank Group, and in international economic and development policy at the US Department of State and in US Congress. Ms. Alexander holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a BA, summa cum laude, from Emory University.