Shaila has almost 20 years of experience in the private sector, multilateral space and with government. She started out as a financial analyst in New York with Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin. Soon after, Shaila soon moved to Washington DC to join the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, where she worked on global project finance investments in telecoms and infrastructure. She subsequently earned her MBA from Wharton and then moved to London, where she worked first in infrastructure private equity with AMP Capital, and then in project finance and equity investing with GE Capital in the energy space. She later joined the UK Government’s Department for International Development as head of their International Finance division, where she oversaw £2.5 billion of the UK’s aid funding through multilateral organisations, including the World Bank, as well as through private sector vehicles such as CDC. At DFID, Shaila managed 80 employees globally including the UK representatives on the Boards of the World Bank and other multilaterals and worked with the UK Treasury to devise new funding mechanisms.