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Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series: Economic Disparities of the Global South

The Center for Global Business invites you to a discussion three experts from the International Finance Corporation, Inter-American Development Bank, and Brookings about economic disparities exacerbated by the global pandemic, nongovernmental efforts and opportunities to address the growing crisis in the developing world, and what this means for investment and doing business in the Global South.

The Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series (DSS) brings together policymakers, industry leaders, academia, and students to present and discuss emerging trends in international business throughout the year.

Date & Time

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

  • 6:00pm EST


Aloysius Uche Ordu

Dr. Aloysius Uche Ordu brings over three decades of international development and private sector experience. He was previously Vice President at the African Development Bank. In that capacity, he played active roles in the senior management team during the Bank’s sixth General Capital Increase and the record 12th Replenishment of the African Development Fund.

Zeynep Kantur Ozenci, MS ’00

A 13 year IFC veteran, Zeynep is currently leading IFC’s market creation and upstream activities in Health & Education sectors, including development of scalable global solutions and early stage project development initiatives. Before joining IFC in 2008, Zeynep worked at HSBC, focusing on debt capital market transactions across sectors, and prior to that at the World Bank headquarters, working on development of capital markets in developing countries.

Alejandro Prada, MBA ’18

Dr. Alejandro Prada, LL.M., MBA is a Colombian attorney, with studies in law and business in Colombia, Spain, Germany and the United States. He has 20+ years of professional experience in international business, banking, project and corporate finance and business strategy. Currently, he is Principal Advisor for Strategy and Corporate Affairs of IDB Invest, in charge of strategic outreach and partnerships.

Registration is required to access the webinar.