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Preeti Sinha,
Executive Secretary


Preeti Sinha is a globally experienced investment and development banker with a 30-year track record associated with raising and managing institutional public and private development capital. She served as CEO & President of FFD Financing for Development LLC, a specialist development finance firm focused on financing the UN SDGs. Ms. Sinha’s role as CEO and President was built upon her experience as a pioneering Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum, on the Financing for Development Initiative, with the UN FFD Office.

Ms. Sinha managed the YES Global Institute, a practicing private sector think-tank for socio-economic development in New Delhi, building the impact investment ecosystem in India. She also served in senior resource mobilization roles at the African Development Bank including managing its ADF-13 Replenishment raising US$ 7.3 billion from 27 donor countries. Previously, she was an investment banker at HSBC, Rabobank, Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan in London, Hong Kong, Mumbai and New York.

Ms. Sinha graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program in Public Financial Management. She also holds a Masters in Global Leadership from the World Economic Forum and a Masters in Public and Private Management (MPPM)/MBA from the Yale School of Management (SOM). Ms. Sinha graduated from Dartmouth College with Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science.

Speeches and Statements

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Keynote Remarks of Preeti Sinha, Executive Secretary, at the Increasing Domestic Public Resources and Private Financing for Women’s Economic Empowerment
New York, United States - April 19, 2021 - On behalf of the UN Flagship Agency for LDC finance, I want to start by thanking the governments of Sweden, Switzerland and Norway for supporting our priorities and programmes on women’s economic empowerment.

Keynote Remarks of Preeti Sinha, UNCDF Executive Secretary, at the Launch of the Generation Equality Forum-Economic Justice and Rights Action Coalition Dialogue Session
Mexico City (Virtual Site), Mexico - March 31, 2021 - First and foremost, thank you so much for the opportunity to address the attendees and to participate in the launch of the Generation Equality Forum; and particular thanks the Government of Mexico, the Government of France and to UN Women.

Keynote Remarks of Preeti Sinha, UNCDF Executive Secretary, at the Africa Regional Review Side Event on the Impacts of COVID-19 on SMEs in LDCs
New York, United States - February 24, 2021 - Dear Excellencies, Ambassadors, Permanent Representatives, and colleagues. Thank you for joining UNCDF at this event on the “Impacts of COVID-19 on SMEs in LDCs and the role of blended finance in supporting a resilient recovery”.

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