Craig Courtney 2019 Speaker

Senior Adviser

ISF Advisers


Craig Courtney is a senior adviser specializing in innovative solutions for international development finance. He leads the Financial Advisory Services practice at ISF Advisers. Previously, he was Director, External Relations at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), where his duties included overseeing all resource mobilisation matters, strategic communications/advocacy, governance issues and private sector partnerships. He spearheaded GAIN’s innovative use of funding to support investments in partnership with the Acumen Fund, Root Capital and the IFC. Other advisory projects include Initiative for Smallholder Finance, Convergence, UNICEF, UNAIDS, GAVI and the ICRC. Prior to his development finance work, he acquired extensive experience providing strategic and capital raising advice 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. He has a M.B.A. from Cornell University and a B.A. in Economics and Viticulture/Enology from the University of California, Davis.

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