Ms. Lamoreaux has over 35 years’ experience in developing financial markets in emerging markets, which spans housing finance, construction/development, equity and other structured financing, and ESG frameworks. She has worked for Fannie Mae, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and International Housing Solutions in South Africa. She has started several secondary market institutions in several countries that are still in operation. Prior to returning to the US two years ago, she had lived abroad in several emerging market countries including 9 years in South Africa.
Currently, Ms. Lamoreaux is acting as a consultant to several clients such as World Bank, OPIC, ALCB/KfW and others. She is currently completing a consultancy engagement with OPIC to provide due diligence on two proposed OPIC investments in Africa (Namibia and Rwanda).
In her most recent full-time job (ended in June 2017), Ms. Lamoreaux was the Head of Investor Relations and the ESG Officer for International Housing Solutions (IHS) in South Africa. IHS is a General Partner which manages two private equity funds totalling about $500mn AUM that focus solely on affordable housing in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). With its second fund they negotiated an innovative "green facility" with IFC/GEPF, OPIC, KFW and EIB that is providing green housing certified by IFC's EDGE green building standards in South Africa and Namibia currently and hopefully in other SSA countries soon.
Moreover, she was the Global Head of the Housing Group (Financial Markets Group) for IFC from 2001-2004. In that role she was responsible for all potential IFC investments in housing globally. I was actively involved in assessing, closing and managing African IFC investments in South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. I was responsible for working with the investment team to complete the materials to be submitted to Investment Committee and in some cases World Bank Board for approval.