Siobhan has over 17 years’ experience in impact investing, private sector and international development. Siobhan has in-depth experience and knowledge of working within investment funds, and in investing in Sub Saharan Africa. She has developed and implemented IMM and ESG strategies and policies from high level development to embedding practices and policies at enterprise level. Siobhan has extensive experience in developing and working on impactful climate and gender smart projects and investments. Siobhan has developed a robust understanding and implementation skill set in technical assistance interventions designed to address market failures. Siobhan brings an innovative lens to problem solving to deliver market and stakeholder appropriate solutions. Siobhan’s international network is invaluable and provides a wealth of experience from which to draw thought leadership.
PRE 2017 CAREER
PROGRAMME MANAGER AFRICA AGRI FINANCE PROGRAMME
A member of the World Bank Group, the IFC is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset management services to encourage private sector development in developing countries.
ZAMBIA COUNTRY MANAGER & SENIOR INVESTMENT MANAGER
AgDevCo invests debt and equity in African Agribusinesses to create jobs and boost prosperity.
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER EAST AFRICA
John Deere is an American manufacturer of agricultural, construction and forestry machinery. It also provides financial services and other related services.
We collaborate with Partners and Associates to ensure the optimum skill set combination for delivery of our assignments and undertakings.
FOUNDER COSUSTAIN CONSULTING
Private Sector Development (PSD), Gender and Climate Smart Expert
Chintal Barot has over 15 years’ of experience in PSD and International development. She is adept at conducting Market Systems Analysis, Value Chain Mappings, Mid and End of Project Reviews for DFID and other donor/corporate programmes in Asia and Africa. She was part of the team that set-up and delivered DFID’s flagship PSD programme, the Business Innovation Facility. She has provided strategic advice and technical assistance to DFID’s Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action and Private Enterprise Programme Zambia including in- country support. Chintal conducted a strategic review of the Better Cotton Initiative for IDH the Dutch sustainable trade initiative as a major funder. In addition to DFID, she has delivered multi- year, multi-stakeholder initiatives for FMO and OECD. She has knowledge and experience of working with non-financial and financial PSD/PSE programmes. Chintal has just completed facilitation of the Gender Finance Collaborative: an initiative of 15 Development Finance Institutions to meet the 2X Challenge to collectively mobilise $3 billion in gender-smart investing. She is also a senior sector advisor at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School.
Backed by a team of experienced professionals, our strategic services meet the needs of all types and sizes of clients - from enterprise level to large funds - and deliver lasting changes with measurable growth.