Craig Courtney

Senior adviser, Initiative for Smallholder Finance


Craig Courtney>

Craig Courtney

Senior adviser, Initiative for Smallholder Finance

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Craig Courtney is a senior adviser to the Initiative for Smallholder Finance, specializing in innovative solutions for international development finance.  He is a member of the Investment Committee of Bamboo Capital Partners, a commercial impact investor. Previously, he was Director, External Relations at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), where he spearheaded GAIN’s innovative use of funding to support program-related investments in in the health sector in partnership with several financial institutions (e.g. private equity, development banks, etc.).

Courtney acquired extensive experience raising capital and providing strategic advisory to governments and corporations while working for over 20 years in investment banking in Asia and Europe. During his investment bank career he worked for HSBC and ABN AMRO Rothschild where he was a Managing Director in Corporate Finance focusing on mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets in the health sector in Asia and Europe. He has a M.B.A. from Cornell University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis.