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Christopher Powers

Field Investment Officer at USAID


Christopher Powers leads USAID’s Africa Private Capital Group (APCG) out of USAID’s Southern Africa Mission in Pretoria. APCG focuses on unlocking commercially driven investment capital to development related transactions in sub-Sharan Africa. Prior to his role in South Africa he served as the MENA Field Investment Officer (FIO) based out of Cairo. Christopher was a Senior Trader at Traditum Group, LLC, a proprietary investment/trading fund in Chicago focusing on energy commodities and the U.S. Treasury yield curve. Chris worked with Element Markets, LLC, a renewable energy investment firm in Houston, where he focused on the investment and financing components of renewable energy projects. Chris served in the Peace Corps in Russia and Latvia from 2000 to 2002 after completing his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and his MPA in International Energy Management and Policy from Columbia University.

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