Dr. Frannie Léautier is Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Mkoba Private Equity, a fund created to support small and medium enterprises in Africa. Previously, she was Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). Dr. Léautier has had a varied career in the private sector and in international development having served as Vice President of the World Bank and Head of the World Bank Institute (2001-2007). She served as Chief of Staff to the President of the World Bank (2000-2001). In 2007, she founded the Fezembat Group, a company focused on risk management and leadership development, serving as its Managing Partner until 2009. Dr. Léautier was recently listed among the 100 most influential people in Africa. In 2013 she was honored with the title of Nkosuohemaa –Queen of Development– of the Agona Traditional Area in Ghana.