Partner & Global Knowledge Lead, Dalberg Advisors

Kusi Hornberger is a Partner based in the Washington, DC office. In addition to serving as Dalberg’s Global Knowledge Lead, Kusi also co-leads Dalberg’s Finance & Investment Practice and is particularly passionate about the use of innovative finance and technology to accelerate the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Kusi’s recent work includes various projects at the intersection of impact investing/blended finance and agriculture, global health, and financial services sectors.  For example, in the agriculture sector, Kusi led a financial benchmarking of social lenders providing loans to agricultural small and medium enterprises. In the health sector, Kusi led the design of a blended finance fund aimed at investing in digital health solutions. In the financial services sector, he developed case studies on how data analytics and partnerships can be used to improve the sustainability of financial services to small scale producers. 

Kusi has also led the development of several major market research reports on these topics. These include The Missing Middles and Closing the Gaps which segment and identify finance pathways to better serve the needs of small and growing businesses (SGB) as well as seminal state of the sector reports on Unleashing Private Capital in Global Health and Pathways to Prosperity for rural and agricultural finance. More recently, Kusi led the development of the Networking Works and Digital Delivery reports which identify approaches for providing enterprise support services to SGBs.

Prior to joining Dalberg, Kusi was Vice-President of Investment Research at Global Partnerships, an impact-first investor with investments across Central/South America and East Africa. He also has experience working as a management consultant at Bain & Company in South America and as an Investment Officer with the International Finance Corporation. 

Kusi holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD Business School in Singapore, a Master of Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

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