Lead Faculty for Public Policy and Private Sector Development Programme
Roger Leeds Roger S. Leeds is a Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Schoolâ€™s Center for International Business and Public Policy. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Business School and the Executive MBA Program at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the SAIS faculty, Dr. Leeds was an international finance practitioner for over 25 years as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers in New York, a senior staff member of the International Finance Corporation (World Bank), a partner at KPMG and a managing director focused on emerging markets at a major private equity firm in New York. Dr. Leeds served as founding Chairman of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), a global industry association that is the preeminent source of research and information on private equity and venture capital investing in developing countries. He is the author of Financing Small Enterprises in Developing Countries and more than 30 published articles and has been a guest commentator on various radio and television programs. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, and his M.A. and PhD from SAIS.