Former Board Member
Senior Vice President of Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard
Areas of ExpertiseInfrastructure Finance
Mimi Alemayehou is the Senior Vice President for Public-Private Partnerships in the Humanitarian and Development Group at Mastercard. Previously, she was the Managing Director at Black Rhino Group, an infrastructure platform focused on the development and acquisition of energy and infrastructure projects across Africa. Before this, she held the position of Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the United States Executive Director on the board of the African Development Bank (AfDB), and prior to AfDB she was Founder and Managing Partner of Trade Links, LLC, a development consulting firm.
Reframing Climate Justice for Development: Six principles for supporting inclusive and equitable energy transitions in low-emitting energy-poor African countries
By Mimi Alemayehou, Katie Auth, Murefu Barasa, Morgan Bazilian, Brad Handler, Uzodinma Iweala, Todd Moss, Rose Mutiso, Zainab Usman
Advancing inclusive and equitable energy transitions is one of this century’s most vital global challenges, and one in which development finance will play a crucial role.
Episode #4 Mimi Alemayehou: Climate Justice Means Africa Needs More Energy Investment
By Mimi Alemayehou, Katie Auth, Rose Mutiso
The former OPIC, African Development Bank and Black Rhino Group official tells Katie & Rose why she's frustrated with energy and climate finance double standards for Africa, how she would advise President Biden on climate & Africa, & why it's unethical to argue Africa must stay poor to reduce climate change impacts.