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 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 Vice Chairman of 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. Keith was founder and Chairman of CEPA, an economic and financial consultancy, until 2013. He has previously worked for the World Bank and IMF and in senior positions in the public sector in Tanzania and Papua New Guinea.
Keith was previously a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, and for many years an Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy.