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Roger Leeds

Senior Research Professor

Director of the Center for International Business and Public Policy

  • +1 (202) 663-7786
  • Campus Location: Washington DC
  • Office Location: BOB 713


Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Leeds was an international finance practitioner for 25 years, working as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers, a senior staff member of the International Finance Corporation (World Bank), a partner at KPMG in charge of its global privatization practice and a managing director of a major private equity firm in New York focused on emerging markets; founder and first chairman of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association; has taught at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Business School; has published extensively in his field of international finance and emerging markets investing, including two books: Private Equity Investing in Emerging Markets, Opportunities for Value Creation and Financing Small Enterprises in Developing Countries; has appeared as a guest commentator on CBS, CNBC News, CNN and NPR; member of the Council on Foreign Relations; has served on various boards and advisory committees; PhD, international relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS



  • Developing Nations
  • Global Financial Crises
  • International Financial Markets
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Emerging Markets
  • International Finance
  • Privatization and Private Sector Development
  • World Bank and International Monetary Fund


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