Keith Palmer is the founder and Chair of Trustees of EfD. He is also Chairman and founding sponsor of AgDevCo.
He is the “intellectual architect” and former Chairman of InfraCo, an infrastructure project development company with a successful track-record of operating in Africa and Asia. Keith previously held the position of Managing Director and Global head of energy, mining and utilities corporate finance at N. M. Rothschild, the London-based merchant bank. He was founder Chairman of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, an African debt fund, and a founder board member of Guarantco, an infrastructure loan guarantee facility. He was also founder and until 2013 Chairman of CEPA, an economic and financial consultancy. He has previously worked for the World Bank, the IMF and in senior positions in the public sector in Tanzania and Papua New Guinea.
Keith is currently Senior Research Fellow at the International Growth Centre based at the London School of Economics and for many years was Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy.