Creating an Action Agenda for the Next Decade
October 21-23, 2013 Ann Arbor, Michigan
Detailed Panel Descriptions
Summit Leadership Team
Senior Vice President- Development
Simon Winter is TechnoServe’s Senior Vice President of Development. He is responsible for leading and managing strategy and strategic planning, knowledge management/thought leadership, and program development. He is also responsible for managing and incubating innovative programs, including around capital access for SMEs. Previously he was Regional Director for Africa. He joined TechnoServe in 2003.
From the time he first witnessed deep poverty at first hand in Cote d’Ivoire in 1984, Simon has been passionate about helping people acquire the skills, competencies and connections that will enable them to create the dynamic businesses that will end poverty. On his journey to TechnoServe, Simon acquired business advisory and strategic skills as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company (1998-2003) during which he co-led the firm's international development practice. Prior to that, he learned practical development solutions while working as an economic planner for the Botswana government, and a development consultant in Southern Africa. And he became skilled in finance and banking with Barclays Bank plc in the UK, Cote d'Ivoire and Australia.
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