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Chinelo Anohu (Senior Director of Africa Investment Forum (AIF))

Chinelo Anohu

Senior Director of Africa Investment Forum (AIF)

Chinelo Anohu is the Senior Director of the Africa Investment Forum, the flagship initiative of the African Development Bank dedicated to raising capital, advancing projects to bankable stage and accelerating the financial closure of impactful transactions in Africa.

Prior to joining the African Development Bank, Chinelo served as Director-General of the National Pension Commission of Nigeria for five years. She had played a pivotal role in the enactment of the Nigerian Pension Reform Act of 2004, which established the National Pension Commission and introduced the Contributory Pension Scheme. Under her leadership, the Commission reviewed the Pension Reform Act 2004 resulting in the enactment of the Pension Reform Act of 2014. Chinelo’s oversight resulted in pension contributors in Nigeria and total pension assets under management to grow from 5.39 million contributors and NGN3.19 trillion to 7.89 million and over NGN7 trillion, respectively. She also executed the first ever World Pension Summit Africa, which held in Abuja for three years in a row, convening global financial experts to deliberate on the burgeoning opportunities inherent in the African pension industry.

Chinelo obtained an LLB from the University of Nigeria, a BL from the Nigerian Law School and an LLM in Communications and Computer Law from the London School of Economics. She has undergone Executive Education at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and the Insead Business School France. She is a member of the London Stock Exchange Africa Advisory Group and the International Advisory Board, Edinburgh Business School, Scotland.

Carolyn Campbell (COO and Member of the Executive Committee at Emerging Capital Partners)

Carolyn Campbell

COO and Member of the Executive Committee at Emerging Capital Partners

Ms. Campbell provides management oversight of the firm’s operations and investments. Ms. Campbell is a member of ECP’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee.

Prior to joining ECP in 2000, Ms. Campbell was a Senior Associate at White & Case LLP in the firm’s Warsaw, London, and Washington, DC offices. She was also an Associate Professor at George Washington University National Law Center, lecturing on international negotiations.
Ms. Campbell is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She obtained a PhD in Politics from Oxford University and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Campbell also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s in economics and French and a master’s in economics. Ms. Campbell has served on the boards of Eranove (West Africa), Artcaffé (Kenya), Maarifa Education (East Africa), Wananchi Group Holdings (East Africa), and Société Générale Assurance Méditerranéenne (Algeria). She also serves on the Investment Committee of the American Psychological Foundation and served on the Advisory Council for the Millennium Challenge

Jake Cusack (Co-founder and Managing Partner of The Crossboundary Group)

Jake Cusack

Co-founder and Managing Partner of The Crossboundary Group

Jake has a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s Honours Program. Prior to co-founding The CrossBoundary Group, he served as a Marine Corps Officer, receiving the Bronze Star for actions in Iraq. He also worked at Abraaj Capital. Jake has written for the New Republic, the New York Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal and Inc. Magazine. Jake is based in CrossBoundary’s Washington, D.C. office.

Dr. Hippolyte Fofack (Chief Economist and Director of Research and International Cooperation at African Export Import Bank)

Dr. Hippolyte Fofack

Chief Economist and Director of Research and International Cooperation at African Export Import Bank

Dr. Hippolyte Fofack is the Chief Economist and Director of Research and International Cooperation Department at the African Export-Import Bank. In that capacity, he directs theoretical and applied economic research activities and advises the President and Executive Vice Presidents on matters relating to research, policy development and strategic directions. Prior to joining the African Export-Import Bank he was with the World Bank Group, where he served in several capacities, including as Senior Economist and Cluster Leader and Head of the Macroeconomic and Growth Program at the World Bank Institute.
Dr. Fofack has published extensively and is a member of several leading professional and scientific organizations, including the American Economic Association, the African Finance and Economic Association. He is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, member of the Board of Trustees of the African Academy of Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Issues in African Trade and Trade Finance, Associate Editor of the Journal of African Development and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of African Trade.

Anthony Welcher (Vice President, Department of Compact Operations at Millenium Challenge Corporation)

Anthony Welcher

Vice President, Department of Compact Operations at Millenium Challenge Corporation

Prior to joining the MCC, Mr. Welcher served as Associate Policy Director of External Affairs for the Director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where he managed the Bureau’s external facing engagements by overseeing the divisions of Intergovernmental Affairs, Business Liaison, Communications, Legislative Affairs, Advisory Committees and Community Organizations.

He co-founded several firms that engage in political and business investment strategies in the U.S. and across the globe where he developed projects and investment strategies. During his time in the private sector, he served on boards and volunteered time working with not-for-profit organizations in his native Seattle area. He volunteered for the International Republican Institute (IRI), to assist with foreign elected officials and candidates on government transparency and messaging. He also served on the Small Business Administration’s Regulatory Fairness Board for three terms.
During the George W. Bush administration, he served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. State Department. In this role he served as the Secretary of State’s representative to U.S. governors, local, regional and state officials, and was responsible for all aspects of the Department’s management of U.S. territories and insular areas. During his tenure there he managed international diplomatic missions to fragile nation states and designed multiple programs that required cross collaboration with other federal agencies and engaged disparate community groups. He also served as a protocol officer for several Summits and heads of state visits.

Previously he served as the Director of External Affairs and as a Congressional Liaison at the United States Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank). In this position, he was responsible for promoting U.S. exports, manufacturing and job creation across the country.
Anthony earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington (Seattle).