Prior to joining Africa50, Kimberly was Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s development finance institution. As an appointee of President Barack Obama and the second most senior official at OPIC, she led a team of 35 legal professionals, served on OPIC’s Investment and Enterprise Risk Management Committees, and was Counsel to the Board of Directors, and the Audit and Risk Committees. During her tenure, OPIC committed more than $2.6bn to projects in Africa.
Prior to OPIC, Kimberly was the Deputy Chief Counsel for Loan Programs at the US Department of Energy, where she helped oversee legal aspects of creating and monitoring a portfolio of energy projects worth over $30bn. Before working for the US government, she was a Managing Director and Counsel at General Electric Energy Financial Services, leading teams in energy-related transactions and helping to create the company’s energy venture capital group. In private practice she has worked for the law firms Shearman & Sterling, Chadbourne & Parke, and White & Case, in New York City, Washington DC, London, and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Kimberly earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Broadcast Journalism, summa cum laude, from The American University.
Kimberly is a panellist at the sixth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 13-14 November 2019.