Senior Investment and Risk Officer, Office of the CEO
Frances Reid is Senior Investment and Risk Officer in the Office of the CEO at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). In that capacity, she is responsible for leading key initiatives in the areas of corporate-level investment and risk management and innovation in partnerships, projects, and financing structures. She also serves as a member of the senior management team.
Ms. Reid has more than 30 years of experience in global emerging markets. Prior to joining MCC, Ms. Reid was a Senior Policy Adviser in International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury, having previously spent 8 years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), where she focused on direct investment and corporate finance. Prior to joining the EBRD, she worked at Lehman Brothers as Managing Director of Lehman Brothers Global Investment Management, as a member of the International Advisory Group advising governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe on economic development, direct investment, debt restructuring and financial management issues, and in international corporate finance. Ms. Reid also worked for a number of years as a lawyer on cross-border corporate transactions in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and East Asia, and earlier as a political and economic risk adviser to a major commercial bank and as a professor of political economy.
Ms. Reid has a PhD, and a JD from Harvard University, an MA from Oxford University, and a BA from Smith College. She is an Associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.