Dalberg's Expert Advisory Board consists of leaders and specialists in international development. Members bring their experience, skills, and expertise to the firm's projects and continuously ensure that Dalberg's practice areas grow and shape the field.
Magatte Diop is the founder and managing partner of Peacock Investments. He is an accomplished banker, confirmed entrepreneur, and recognized expert in the banking industry with more than 25 years of experience in international finance, investing, and management.
In 1993, Magatte founded the group ILICO in Dakar, composed of a life insurance company and a real estate development company, after which he became Managing Director of MRB & International Company. He still serves as chairman of ILICO. Prior to this, Magatte was Vice President and Regional director for CITIBANK/CITICORP for West and Central Africa. Magatte supervised the bank's relationships with more than 200 financial institutions including central banks, development banks, commercial banks and government agencies in the Africa region. He was successively Senior Officer MRB International, Deputy Managing Director of Citibank Dakar and Managing Director of CitiAbidjan.
Magatte Diop is decorated with the medal of merit by the Republic of Senegal. He is also President of the African Chamber of Commerce in the United States and is very active in a number of initiatives dealing with the promotion of commerce and investment between the United States and Africa. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Michael Goroff is an independent consultant on global health and economic development initiatives, with a particular focus on complex cross-sector partnerships and innovative financing arrangements. Drawing upon his two decades of experience as a mergers & acquisitions lawyer in New York and London, Michael tends to take on roles that bridge the persistent divide between the mainstream corporate business and finance world and the global health/economic development world.
Michael received his AB from Harvard College in 1982 and his JD from Harvard Law School in 1985, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He spent six years at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and then joined Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy as a partner in 1992. Based in London for the last eight years of his legal career, he founded and built a European M&A/private equity practice for Milbank and worked on many of the early large-scale leveraged buyout transactions in Europe.
Michael shifted out of the world of corporate law and finance in 2007 to pursue a non-legal career in global health and economic development. He received a Masters of Public Health in Global Health from Harvard School of Public Health in June 2008, and spent the 2008-2009 academic year as a Takemi Fellow in International Health at Harvard.
Brad Herbert is a global health expert and Senior Advisor to Dalberg. As CEO and founder of Brad Herbert Associates, Brad has advised multilateral organizations, corporations, international government and global non-profit organizations on issues of health policy, health strategy and implementation. Brad is former COO of the Global Fund, where he was responsible for all operations and operational policies, including strategy, finance, human resources, procurement, grant making, public relations and administration.
Prior to his work at the Global Fund, Brad spent over 25 years at the World Bank implementing social sector projects at country level, including in reproductive health, in South Asia, CEE, MENA, East/West Africa and Central America.
Brad holds a BA in business administration from the University of Maryland, and an MBA from George Washington University.
Achim von Heynitz joins Dalberg's Advisory Board as a proven change-manager with an in-depth expertise in management for development results, strategy, and budget, based on his familiarity with a variety of international financial institutions (IFIs) and United Nations agencies. He is also engaged in teaching tomorrow's leaders of non-profit organizations best practices for resource management and results-based change-management at the International Organizations MBA (IOMBA) in Geneva.
Achim was the director of the World Bank's Corporate Resource Management department between 1997 and 2005, where he was instrumental in implementing the bank's "Strategic Compact" renewal program and in establishing a global network of IFI budget directors. Before joining the World Bank, Achim served in the defining early years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and worked as a senior economist in various think tanks in Germany, the United States, and Spain.
Since his retirement from the World Bank, Achim has been active in training managers of various UN agencies and IFIs in results-based management, strategy-setting and budgeting, along with the implied organizational changes. A resident of Berlin and Rio de Janeiro, Achim holds an MBA from Munich University and the Harvard Business School Executive Development Program.
Eugene Terry is currently Senior Technical Adviser of TransFarm Africa, an organization which partners with mid-sized private sector actors to identify and remove systemic barriers to investing and managing African agricultural business. Eugene has held leadership positions in international institutions including that of the first Director General of the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA - now the Africa Rice Center (ARC)), Land and Crops Advisor in the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank, and Founding Director, The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Eugene Terry was born in Sierra Leone and holds a BSc in agriculture, an MSc in plant pathology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and a PhD in plant pathology from the University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Eugene is currently a Trustee on the boards of several organizations/institutions which include the World Vegetable Center, the Asian Vegetable Research Centre (AVRDC) Taiwan, the Sygenta Foundation for Sustainable Development (SFSA), and he chairs the Advisory Board of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, Accra.
Dr. Terry was awarded the 2012 Presidential (Republic of Mali President) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Rice Research and Development in Agriculture, and the Medal Officer de L'Ordre, Du Merit, Ivoirien, Cote d'Ivoire, 1993.
Miguel Schloss has more than 35 years of experience in economic development issues and has held leadership positions in multilateral agencies, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. He headed the Corporate and Planning Division at the World Bank, where he led the creation of a three-year $4.5 billion reform program redirecting the bank's human resources, finances, policies, and programs to address emerging development issues. He also ran technical divisions in telecommunications and mining (worldwide) and industry and energy (in Africa), as well as country programs (in Latin America).
Miguel was executive director of Transparency International during the formative (1998-2002) years of the institution and spearheaded its rapid expansion and positioning on governance and anti-corruption issues worldwide. Since then, he has become managing partner of DamConsult Ltd, an investment and management consulting firm providing support to private enterprises in strategic and business planning. He is currently on the board of Transparency International in Spain, the International Private Water Association, and M3 Capital Partners LP, an industrial and specialty minerals and mining fund.
Miguel holds an MBA from Columbia University and degrees in commercial engineering and economics from Catholic University in Chile.
Prashant Yadav, one of the world's foremost experts on pharmaceutical supply chains in emerging markets, is a senior research fellow at the University of Michigan's William Davidson Institute and director of the institute's Health Care Research initiative. He was previously a professor of supply chain management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.
Prashant is an advisor and consultant to the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Kingdom's Department for International Development, and the government of Zambia. Recently, he has worked on a project in Tanzania to study suppliers' incentives for making artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) drugs available and affordable for the treatment of malaria. The Clinton Health Access Initiative is sponsoring this project with funding from the Gates Foundation.
Earlier in his career, Prashant served as a Senior Strategic Modeler at Health Products Research in New Jersey and as an Operations Consultant at KLG Systel and HOLTEC Consulting. Prashant is a Chemical Engineer by training and has an MBA and PhD in Management Science.
Michael Barth has had a distinguished career in emerging markets development and investing. As Senior Managing Director, Global Investment of emerging markets private equity specialist Darby Overseas Investments Ltd, he was responsible for supporting the firm's global investment operations, affording investors diversified access to Darby's emerging markets platform. Most recently, as Senior Advisor, Business Development, he was responsible for strengthening investor relations and fundraising efforts and developing potential acquisitions.
Prior to Darby, Mr. Barth was CEO of Dutch development finance institution FMO, specializing in emerging markets private investment; he also served as Chairman of the European Association of Private Sector-Oriented Development Banks (EDFI). Previously, he was Director, Capital Markets Development Department at the World Bank, and led capital market development and investment efforts in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Central & Eastern Europe for the International Finance Corporation. He also served as the Corporation's financial controller. Before the World Bank Group, he held management positions at Citicorp in the U.S, the Netherlands and Ireland, and was an economist at the Hudson Institute in Paris.
Mr. Barth is Managing Partner of Washington-based Barth & Associates LLC, an independent emerging markets investment advisory firm. Mr. Barth is a member of the Boards of Directors of FINCA Microfinance Holding, the TriLinc Global Impact Fund, Bamboo Finance (Luxembourg) and SNV (USA). He is also an independent member of the Investment Committee of private equity manager Tunivest/Africinvest. He is a non-resident fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and the Council of the Royal Tropical Institute of the Netherlands.
Daniel Altman is the founder of Emerging Design Centers, an enterprise for product design by and for markets at the base of the pyramid. He is also the founder and president of North Yard Economics, a not-for-profit consulting firm serving developing countries. He teaches economics as an adjunct at the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Altman previously served as an economic advisor in the British government and as an economics columnist at The Economist, The New York Times, and The International Herald Tribune. He is the author of four books: Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy (Times Books, 2011), Power in Numbers: UNITAID, Innovative Financing, and the Quest for Massive Good (PublicAffairs, 2010; with Philippe Douste-Blazy), Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007), and Neoconomy: George Bush's Revolutionary Gamble With America's Future (PublicAffairs, 2004).
Altman has lived and worked on four continents and is a citizen of Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
Bobby J. Pittman is the Managing Director of Kupanda Capital, a platform offering end-to-end services for investors and businesses to plan, execute and manage their ventures in Africa. Prior to Kupanda Capital, Bobby served three years as Vice President of Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration at the African Development Bank, where he managed more than $25 billion in active projects across 52 African countries.
Bobby has held senior positions at several U.S. government agencies, including the National Security Council, Treasury Department, State Department and White House, where he served as the President's lead advisor on Africa issues as well as the President's Africa Personal Representative (APR) to the G8. At the Treasury, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Finance and Debt, acting as key architect and lead U.S. negotiator of the 100 percent debt relief proposal endorsed by the G8 at the Gleneagles Summit in 2005, an effort that has delivered more than $40 billion in debt stock cancellation for the world's poorest countries.
Bobby studied economics, computer science and mathematics at Florida State University, and holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Chicago. Bobby is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He was recently named on Africa Fund Manager's "Power 50" list of leaders of the most influential fund houses, investors and service providers in the Africa fund space.
Shashi Buluswar is the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT). Shashi previously led Dalberg's Conflict, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Aid practice and directed the firm's San Francisco office. His recent work has included helping the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch and manage large agriculture programs in Africa, developing the global strategy for an international non-governmental organization that provides entrepreneurship training to youth, shaping the strategy for a large-scale climate change initiative in China, helping the UN's Department of Peacekeeping to develop a plan to restructure its global support operations, and helping several corporations create innovative strategies for social responsibility and emerging markets. Shashi also teaches international development at the University of California at Berkeley.
Prior to joining Dalberg, Shashi was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, a Senior Vice President at Zurich Financial Services, and a Visiting Professor at Northwestern University. He holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts in Computer Science (Robotics), and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Beyond his professional interests, Shashi recently made a critically acclaimed documentary film about the India-Pakistan conflict that has been featured on National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, and other media.