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Principal

Lauren Gaffney

Lauren has a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Master’s in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development studies in Geneva, and a Bachelor’s in International Relations and Philosophy from Wellesley College. Lauren has practiced law as a clean energy and infrastructure corporate counsel, developing projects and closing deals for 6+ years.  Before joining...

Frederik Benzel

Frederik has a Master in Business Management and a Bachelor’s both from the University of Münster, and completed an Erasmus scholarship year at Strathclyde University, Glasgow. Prior to joining CrossBoundary, Frederik spent seven years in Rothschild’s Global Financial Advisory business in Johannesburg where he provided M&A, strategic and stakeholder advice to multinationals, private equity firms and state-owned entities across multiple...

Paul Ouma

Paul has a Bachelor’s in Finance with a minor in Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago. Prior to joining CrossBoundary, Paul worked with a sub-Saharan Africa focused private equity firm.  He has also worked for the International Finance Corporation executing debt and equity transactions across Sub-Saharan Africa in the manufacturing and services sectors. Paul began his career in the Chicago...