Leah Pedersen Thomas | Board Member

As a career social entrepreneur, the bulk of Leah’s professional experience has focused on leading the creation of innovative finance solutions to drive economic development. Currently, Leah advises on M&A projects both domestically and in frontier markets. Most recently, Leah served as the CEO and Founder of mGood (a mobile platform for social causes to fundraise and launch awareness campaigns) until selling the company in 2014. Prior to mGood,Leah co-founded and served as the Director of NetGuarantee, where she created the first-to-market structured finance vehicle to hedge donor financing risks by issuing commercial payment guarantees that enable earlier production/delivery of life-saving health commodities to Africa. Leah started her career in Management Consulting, working at firms such as Accenture and Dalberg Global Development Advisors. She also worked on Wall Street as the Senior Director of AIG’s Global Product Development where she launched some of the first micro-insurance products (in parts of Africa and India) and credit risk solutions for emerging markets. Leah studied International Economics as an undergraduate at the University of St. Thomas and graduated with a dual MBA from Columbia Business School and the London Business School. She was recently appointed as a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).