Delilah Rothenberg

is Managing Director of Development Capital Strategies (DCS), an advisory firm specializing in sustainable business development and investment, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. At DCS, Ms. Rothenberg provides advisory services focused on investor relations, financing, business development, and sustainable project development (e.g. in accordance with IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles and other international standards). She has worked with companies and investors in the following sectors: private equity, banking, palm oil and agribusiness, infrastructure, personal care, real estate, food and beverage, and education. Companies include Citigroup, PepsiCo, Zephyr Management (manager of Kingdom Zephyr), Herakles Capital, Black Rhino, and the African School of Economics, to name a few. Ms. Rothenberg also serves as Director of Business Development for Tiossan, the first high-end, natural skin care company inspired by African traditional healing formulations.

Ms. Rothenberg’s past experience includes institutional equities at Bear, Stearns & Co and investment research with Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG).

Ms. Rothenberg serves on the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) Executive Council and Board of Directors, is the founder of their Young Professionals Committee, and was on their founding mission to Rwanda. Through Bpeace, Ms. Rothenberg focuses on small-and-medium-sized enterprise (SME) development in conflict-affected countries. She also serves on the Milken Institute Investing in Africa Working Group.

Ms. Rothenberg has a B.A. with honors in History, Politics, and Africa Studies from New York University, where she also studied Swahili.

Ms. Rothenberg’s work has been featured in the New York Times, on CNN, and NPR, among other media outlets, and she has been asked to speak by institutions such as the South African Chamber of Commerce and Harvard Business School on private equity, venture capital and SMEs in Africa.