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Sharron McPherson


Sharron is a non-executive board member of Cenfri and former Wall Street investment banker and attorney, turned serial social impact entrepreneur. She resides in South Africa, where her focus is on investing in women and youth with big ideas that have sustainable community impact. Her primary areas of investment are in green infrastructure, renewable energy and food security. She is the founder of the Women’s Enterprise Development Initiative (WEDI) based in Johannesburg and a founding director of Women in Infrastructure Development & Energy (WINDE).

She is also a founding member of New Faces New Voices and is a member of the United Success Brains Trust. Sharron is a published author and teaches project finance at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. She is a frequent speaker on Nexus thinking and exponential leadership at both the World Economic Forum on Africa and the Clinton’s Global Alliance. She completed the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University in 2011 and is a founding member of Singularity U South Africa.

Qualifications
  • Doctorate in law, Columbia University
  • Honours in finance, University of Toulon (La Garde, France)
  • BA in economics, College of William & Mary
Recent Content
Interoperability of data
The next paradigm shift for financial markets in the development world ...
The privatisation of governance
Just a few years ago, there were strict rules about who was allowed to provide whi...
An inclusive digital identity platform in the Pacific Islands
Digital identity is increasingly becoming the key enabler of digital inclusion across the globe. We conducted...
Holistic interventions for MSME resilience 
A guidebook using nine Asian countries (Cambodia, India, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philip...
The potential of remittance-linked insurance products in sub-Saharan Africa
Exploring the potential of remittance-linked insurance products to improve the resilience of households in s...