Diane Smith Joins Grameen Foundation

Diane Smith has been named director of capital markets for Grameen Foundation, where she will source new financing opportunities for poverty-focused microfinance institutions (MFIs) by facilitating linkages between MFIs and international and local capital markets. She previously was a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Electra Investment Trust PLC, where she focused on the UK-based firm’s < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />U.S. private equity portfolio and an expansion into South America. www.grameenfoundation.org< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />