Cargo: General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund
She holds a Ph.D. in Agriculture and Development Economics from Stanford University and a Masters in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.
Prior to joining the MIF in 2016, she served as the Director of SPEED (a USAID-funded program in Mozambique seeking to improve the business environment in that country), she was a senior expert for financial inclusion at McKinsey and Company and chief executive officer of Unitus, Inc. (a global non-profit dedicated to financial services in East Africa and India). Dr. Helms spent four years with the International Finance Corporation, where she led the organization’s Advisory Services work in Indonesia. She was a founding member of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP), a global center for financial services. Early in her career, Dr. Helms held positions in the Latin America and Caribbean Division of the International Fund for Agriculture Development and the Caribbean Basin Division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.