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Adam Saffer

Adam Saffer
Adam Saffer is a seasoned international business executive with over 35 years’ experience promoting entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and innovation in the developing world. He has served as a CEO, COO, EVP, Country Manager, Chief of Party, board member, and consultant for public and private multinationals as well as international non-governmental organizations. He has worked extensively on donor-funded initiatives with host country ministries, government agencies, development banks, and private companies aimed at industrial development, technology transfer, job creation, workforce development, private sector development, public-private sector dialogue, and policy reform. He currently serves as the CEO of Gateway Development International, a private sector consulting practice with a focus on economic development strategies in emerging and frontier markets. Prior to this he was the President of the Americas for Coffey International (purchased by Tetra Tech in 2016). Mr. Saffer holds a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He currently resides in Cairo, Egypt and Eastham, Massachusetts.