Wilmot Allen served as Director of East Africa with CrossBoundary, LLC, a U.S. investment firm focusing on frontier markets. In this capacity, he also led the transaction team for the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, a flagship enterprise of President Obama’s Trade Africa initiative. He was recently an investment consultant at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) with the private equity funds team, responsible for new investments and portfolio supervision. Allen was an investment banker with JPMorgan Hambrecht and Quist, where he worked in the Technology, Telecom and Digital Media Mergers & Acquisitions group, and at Merrill Lynch & Company in the Private Placements Group.
Allen has also worked in venture capital with the Commonwealth Enterprise Fund, investing in start-up technology, service and media companies.