Advisor; Former CEO of the Development Finance Corporation; Former Director of World Bank
Elizabeth is an Unreasonable Collective Member and Mentor. Elizabeth was part of Unreasonable Impact Americas 2018, and has advised over 12 Unreasonable companies.
Elizabeth L. Littlefield served as the Chair and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, (now the US Development Finance Corporation -DFC) in the Obama Administration. OPIC/DFC manages a $28 billion portfolio of financing for private investment in high impact projects in developing nations.
Currently, Ms Littlefield is a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group and the Pollination Group, both focused on sustainability, climate finance and nature based solutions. She chairs the board of M-Kopa, the leading pay-as-you go company in Africa, and serves on the boards of many conservation and mission-driven organizations in developing countries.
From 2000 until 2010, Ms. Littlefield was CEO of Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, ( CGAP), a World Bank consortium charged with building the microfinance sector. Prior to joining CGAP, Littlefield was JP Morgan’s Managing Director in charge of capital markets and financing in emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa. During 1989-1991, she lived and worked in remote West and Central Africa setting up microfinance institutions.