Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Craig Courtney

Special Advisor, Innovative Finance, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)


Craig Courtney is Special Adviser in Innovative Finance at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Since joining GAIN in 2006, he has been responsible for designing and implementing a successful resource mobilization strategy that has attracted more than $300 million through government and private-sector foundation contributions. From 2008, he has spearheaded the Innovative Financing Program, which is aimed at attracting new sources of capital, such as social investment funds, to new financing modalities. He also leads advocacy and communications activities. Prior to joining the GAIN management team in Geneva, Courtney worked in the investment banking industry for 20 years in both Asia and Europe, including stints with HSBC and ABN AMRO. He has an M.B.A. from Cornell University and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis.


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