Chief Operating Officer
Bob Webster is Chief Operating Officer at SEAF, based in Washington, D.C. and serves on SEAF’s Global Investment Committee. Bob’s role includes the operational management of SEAF’s headquarters and global staff and offices, ensuring that impact is embedded in every SEAF process, supporting new fundraises and launches, offering thought leadership to the impact investing space, and designing and implementing technical assistance components of SEAF funds. Bob is also the manager of the SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund. Bob has over 20 years of impact investing experience in emerging markets, including for two SME impact investing and risk capital fund managers, SEAF and the Grassroots Business Fund (GBF). He has also advised on impact investing and small business risk capital, advising on fund strategy and design, due diligence and structuring, capital and grant raises, and fund management. Bob is an active trainer in impact investing, including for the Global Impact Investing Network and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. Bob holds both an MBA in Finance and a BA in Mathematics from Indiana University. He also completed Harvard University’s Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development Executive Program at the Kennedy School, and he has completed post-graduate work in agricultural economics at the University of London.