Abigail is EMPEA’s Manager of Strategic Engagement, whose focus is on helping Members advance their interests in the private equity industry through the association’s regional Member Councils and engagement initiatives.
Prior to joining EMPEA, Abigail worked for the Initiative for Global Development (IGD), where she gained experience in generating business value for companies and investors in emerging and frontier markets. During her tenure she worked with members such as Visa Inc. and Pearson plc creating impact assessment tools and advising on their socio-economic impact strategies in African markets. She co-authored several thought leadership reports on maximizing business and social value and African private equity investment opportunities.
Abigail began her career as a community development worker in South Africa, specializing in MSME development in informal settlements. Abigail holds an executive certificate in Global Corporate Social Responsibility from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor in Science in Business Administration and Economics from the Moore School of Business; University of South Carolina. Abigail complemented her degree with studies at Stellenbosch University, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and American University.
Email: beacha@EMPEA.net | Phone: +1 202 333 8171, Ext. 1244