Simon Winter is TechnoServe's Senior Vice President of Development. He is responsible for leading and managing strategy, knowledge management/thought leadership, strategic planning, program development, and leading fundraising and partnerships. He is also responsible for managing and incubating innovative programs, including in India, Europe and for capital access for SMEs. Previously he was Regional Director for Africa.
Simon is co-founder of the McKinsey Alumni in Development (MAD) network; Board Member, East African Leadership Initiative Foundation and a founding Executive Committee member of the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE).
Simon has worked as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company (1998-2003) during which he co-led the firm's international development practice. Prior to that, he worked for the Botswana government, as a development consultant in Southern Africa, and in banking with Barclays Bank plc in the UK, Cote d'Ivoire and Australia.
Simon originates from the UK and holds a PhD in development economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1998, which focused on the opportunities for the development of the manufacturing sector in Zimbabwe. He recently participated in the Agribusiness Seminar at Harvard Business School.
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