Derek Brooks, focuses on private equity investments and strategy in emerging markets. Prior to joining Flat World Partners, Derek worked in the CEO’s Office of The Abraaj Group, the largest private equity and impact investor operating in emerging markets, where he concentrated on fund strategy, business development, and stakeholder engagement. He was a founding member of The Abraaj Institute, a dedicated think tank on impact investing in developing countries. Previously, Derek received a fellowship from the Austrian-American Fulbright Commission, serving as a journalist, political analyst, and educator in Central & Eastern Europe. Derek graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Government and German, and earned a M.A. in International Relations and Economics from The Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.

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