Alex's background is in sustainable development, competitiveness and business strategy.
Alex's background is in sustainable development, competitiveness and business strategy. Before joining CDC, he held senior positions at AccountAbility and the New Economics Foundation, and has worked with a broad range of businesses, government and non-profits.
Alex has developed and embedded evaluation and management systems for innovators of all shapes and sizes around the world, particularly in emerging markets. He has a keen interest in low-carbon innovation.
Kate joined CDC in 2014 and is responsible for CDC’s Development Impact Evaluation programme. She brings a combination of financial market and international development experience.
Kate started her career at an investment bank, focusing on equity market strategy. After several years, she left to pursue her passion for international development. She has since spent a number of years in Africa, working at the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Tanzania, the New Partnership for Africa's Development in South Africa and most recently at the World Food Programme in Ethiopia.
Kate holds an International Organisations MBA from the University of Geneva and a BSc Economics (Hons) from the University of Birmingham.
Julia Tobias joined the Development Impact team in November 2017. Her background is in international development and impact evaluation.
Previously, she worked at the International Growth Centre and was a founding team member at the Global Innovation Fund. Julia started her career working in Indonesia with the World Bank and the Vice President’s office to build the national targeting system for poverty reduction.
Julia holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree from Stanford University and a Bachelors degree from Yale University.
Aneese joined the Development Impact team in October 2017, having worked as an intern in the team for nine months.
Prior to joining CDC Aneese conducted research for Biolands International, a Tanzanian Cocoa sourcing company, and worked in the Grain & Oilseed Supply Chain Office at Cargill PLC, Singapore.
Aneese has a Master’s degree in International Management and undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick. During her Master’s Aneese conducted research for Biolands international on the impact of providing medical insurance to cocoa farmers. This involved both qualitative and quantitative research on location in Keyla, Tanzania.
Michael joined CDC in 2017 with a background in strategy consulting and international development. Before CDC, Michael spent three years leading market and customer analysis within the strategy team at PA Consulting Group.
Michael started his career implementing responsible business programmes for FTSE100 businesses at "Business in the Community", and went on to spend time researching delivery models with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and interning in investment banking with UBS.
Michael holds an MPP in Public Policy and Development (summa cum laude) from the United Nations University in Maastricht, where he also spent time as an academic research assistant. He is a member of the European Evaluations Society (EES) and is an alumni of the UK Prime Minister's Global Fellowship.
Executive, Impact Management
Kyle joined the Development Impact team in September 2016. Prior to CDC, Kyle lived in Nairobi where he was monitoring, results and learning manager at the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund.
Kyle’s background is in private sector development and corporate social performance. He began his career at ODI’s Business and Development Performance Programme. Following this, Kyle joined ERM’s Strategic Services team as a socio-economist. In 2009 he relocated to Bhutan for two years with the Netherlands Development Organisation where he delivered capacity building interventions in the private sector.
Kyle has a Master’s degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in Management Sciences from Warwick Business School.
Executive, Impact Management
Katharina joined CDC in October 2017. Embedded in the consumer business team, her role is to provide transaction support and enhance impact across investments in health, education, agriculture and technology.
Prior to joining CDC, Katharina worked as a strategy consultant in the impact investing and development sector. She has led projects on public-private dialogue and advised on ways of harnessing the benefits of investments for Governments, private sector and citizens.
Katharina brings several years of experience of living and working in emerging markets and holds an Msc from the London School of Economics.
Associate, Impact Management
Alice joined the Development Impact team as an analyst in April 2015, having worked as an intern for 6 months. Prior to joining CDC, Alice worked as a marketing and sales assistant for Quiet Revolution, a wind energy start-up.
Alice has a Master’s degree in Management from London Business School and an undergraduate degree in History from King’s College London. She volunteers weekly for Love to Learn, an organisation that provides young people from refugee communities with academic and personal support.
Associate, Impact Management
Pritisha joined the Development Impact Team in 2016. Prior to joining CDC, she spent two years at Citi Private Bank, supporting the selection, management and financing of technology products globally.
Additionally, Pritisha participated in a DFID-run programme in El Salvador enhancing employment opportunities for local youth and carried out a study with UNICEF Nigeria investigating the relationship between the fiscal system and social investment.
Pritisha holds an MSc (with distinction) in International Development and Emerging Economies from Kings College London and a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Finance from the University of Southampton.
Team PA, Responsible Investing Teams
Laura joined CDC in January 2017 as PA to the Responsible Investing Teams, and now works specifically with the Development Impact team.
Prior to joining CDC, Laura worked for the European Banking Authority providing corporate support for over 2 years. She also has an extensive background in customer service and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.