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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
Identifying and analysing the most vulnerable female segments under COVID-19
How can we strengthen female resilience in a COVID-19 context?  ...
Digital identity and financial inclusion
How digitising customer due diligence can strengthen providers during COVID-19 and beyond...
Policy options in a post-COVID-19 Africa
A COVID-19 policy response framework to recover and adapt COVID-19 is leaving no count...
Inclusive Integrity Toolkit
Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) in conjunction with Cenfri and supported by ...
Never waste a crisis – how sub-Saharan African insurers are being affected by, and are responding to, COVID-19
COVID-19 containment and mitigation measures in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have restricted the movement of peop...
Cell captives
Exploring cell captive insurance in sub-Saharan Africa Globally, cell captive insura...
MSMEs financing in Africa  
A framework for enabling access to finance for MSMEs in Africa   ...
Holistic interventions for MSME resilience 
A guidebook using nine Asian countries (Cambodia, India, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philip...
Eswatini’s National Payment System Vision 2025
Eswatini’s journey towards revolutionising its payments system  ...
Insurers and capital market development
What can be done to unlock the role of insurers in developing African capital markets? ...
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...
Platforms for employment
Leveraging digital labour platforms to provide jobs for graduates in Nigeria ...