SEAF (Small Enterprise Assistance Fund)
Anne Park is the Director of Strategy & Development at the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF), an investment management firm that provides growth capital and business assistance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets. SEAF provides companies with various types of growth capital, including equity, mezzanine debt and term credit, to meet the unique economic and cultural needs of each markets. In this role, Anne manages the operations of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) and develops internal strategies to maximize and measure social impact.
Prior to joining SEAF, Anne was an Investment Officer with USAID?s newly formed, Private Capital Group for Africa which aims to leverage private sector capital to the Subcontinent. In this capacity, she structured an agribusiness fund targeting small and medium sized agribusinesses in Tanzania.
Anne was a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of State where she helped develop the Global Entrepreneurship Program. She was awarded several meritorious awards for her efforts coordinating entrepreneurship programs globally.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Anne is a graduate of the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs at Cornell University where she concentrated in international development and finance, and fiscal policy. She graduated with honors and received the Adams Award for leadership and academic excellence. At Cornell she was the President of the Women in Public Policy affinity group and was on the board of the Social Enterprise and Microfinance affinity group at the Johnson Business School.
In her free time Anne is a mentor with BUILD.org which uses entrepreneurship as a medium to engage with disadvantaged low-income youth.
Anne is a member of Class 17 and served her fellowship at SEAF under the mentorship of Peter Righi, Global Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED).