Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Maureen Harrington

Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank, New York


Maureen Harrington is a Director in the Corporate and Investment Banking group in New York for Standard Bank. She is also the Head of the Governments and International Organizations team, responsible for broadening solutions for governments, international organizations and others involved in African development initiatives. Before Standard Bank, Harrington held leadership roles at the Millennium Challenge Corp., including vice president for policy and international relations and managing director for African operations. She has also worked with the economic policy team at the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. State Department. Prior to that, Harrington was a senior associate at J.E. Austin, an emerging markets economic development consulting firm. Earlier, she led the Massachusetts Trade Office; spent eight years with the International Republican Institute, which supports democracy initiatives; and was a staff member for U.S. Rep. Wally Herger. She is a graduate of DePauw University and Harvard Business School.


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