James Seymour

Board Director

James D Seymour has over 36 years of investment and finance experience in emerging markets through 18 years at Bankers Trust living and working in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America, 13 years at Commonfund Capital managing international/emerging markets private equity funds of funds, 4 years at EMP Global, a Washington based emerging markets private equity fund, and most recently with Pontefract Global Strategies, LLC (PGS). PGS advises investors and investment management firms on investing in the emerging markets, primarily in private equity in frontier markets with an emphasis on social impact investing.

James has served on 18 private equity advisory boards and is currently on the board of the Africa Emerging Markets Fund and several non-profit boards including the Global Partnership for Afghanistan, the Coalition for Green Capital, and the Thunderbird Private Equity Center. He is a graduate of Yale University in International Relations and Harvard Business School in International Finance.