Mimi Alemayehou, a development finance executive with over two decades of experience in trade policy, development finance and infrastructure investment across emerging markets is Mastercard’s Senior Vice President, Public Private Partnerships in the Humanitarian & Development Group.
She currently holds responsibility of driving social impact partnerships and blended finance deals, working closely with the International Institutions Group to extend and accelerate Mastercard’s work among the most vulnerable populations around the world.
Prior to Mastercard, the executive served as Black Rhino Group as Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors.
Mimi Alemayehou has served as Executive Vice President of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and as United States Executive Director of the African Development Bank.
Her stellar performance has always shone bright; Prior to Black Rhino, she was appointed by President Obama as Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Alemayehou was also appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the United States executive director on the board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Alemayehou received a Distinguished Honor Award for her outstanding service from then-United States Secretary of Treasury, Henry Paulson.