Ramsey Day is currently the Head of Strategy and Business Development at Lumenix USA, an energy management and smart technologies company. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Morgenthau Stirling, Inc and various international development advisory committees. His most recent government service includes his role as the Assistant Administrator for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he led the bureau’s $8 billion budget and 3,000 personnel across more than 35 offices throughout Africa. Mr. Day led a multi-sectoral portfolio of programs in Economic Growth; Democracy and Human Rights; Humanitarian Assistance; Global Health; Education; Energy; and Trade & Investment.
Prior to joining USAID, Mr. Day was the Senior Director for the Center for Global Impact at the International Republican Institute (IRI) where he led the Institute’s project design, strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluation efforts. He also led the IRI office in Amman, Jordan as the IRI Country Director from 2014 to 2017.
Mr. Day has held numerous positions within the international development and foreign policy communities both in the United States and various overseas posts. He served as the Country Representative for USAID in Montenegro and at the USAID headquarters in Washington as the agency’s Chief of Public Liaison. He was also the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for the USAID Europe and Eurasia Bureau advising senior officials on development policy, strategic communications, and legislative issues.
Prior to government service, he worked in marketing for multi-media companies in both Atlanta, Georgia and New York. He has also worked on numerous Presidential campaigns throughout his career.
Mr. Day holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) focusing on International/Global Affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
With 20 years of capital markets experience, Ms. Stewart has consulted on the origination of 58 social impact projects across 15 countries and brought impact investor commitments to 33 transactions totaling over $412 million since the founding of ASER Capital in 2011. Ms. Stewart also consulted on the strategy, structuring, and funding of two new impact investment funds for the Inter-American Development Bank: the Calvert Inter-American Opportunity Fund and The Missing Middle Fund.
In 2017 Ms. Stewart co-founded the Catalytique Foundation (“CF”), which provides technical assistance (e.g. train, mentor and fund) small businesses with high growth potential. Starting in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on businesses that support women, innovation, and employment.
Prior to shifting her focus to impact investing in 2011, Ms. Stewart developed 13 years of mainstream structuring and portfolio management experience at KBC Financial Products, Quantek Asset Management (a Latin America ABI Fund) and Bank of America- Merrill Lynch.
Charlotte Florance Day is a consultant on women’s empowerment issues. She previously served as the Senior Advisor to the USAID Administrator and Coordinator of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Fund, a $300 million women’s economic empowerment initiative. She also served at the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Energy where she focused on U.S trade and investment issues.
Prior to government service, Ms. Day was the Chief Strategist at To The Market, a rapidly growing start-up building ethical supply chains and market-aggregation platforms powered by women in emerging markets. She has also worked for the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC as the Africa Policy Analyst and contributor to the Index of Economic Freedom. She has lived and worked in the Middle East and Africa.
She Holds a MA in Conflict, Security, and Development from King’s College London and BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Charlotte lives in Orange County, California with her husband and daughter.