Fellows Directory

Dia Martin

Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Dia has over a decade of experience in impact investing. She has a strong track record across multiple sectors, including financial services, healthcare, and agriculture.

Dia is a Managing Director at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), where she originates debt financings in emerging markets. She also leads the Portfolio for Impact program, which is focused on scalable, earlier-stage companies that are highly developmental. Through the Portfolio for Impact program, DFC has provided over $150M in debt financing to innovative businesses that are committed to having a positive social impact.

Previously, Dia worked in Germany with Finance in Motion GmbH, an alternative asset management company, and was a recipient of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship in 2007-2008. Dia has also held positions with Citigroup, Moody's Investors Service covering the healthcare sector, and J.P. Morgan.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Dia holds an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and an MBA in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her BS in finance from Hampton University.

Dia enjoys being actively involved in her community, traveling, great desserts, and distance running.

Dia is a member Class 24. She is serving her fellowship at the Development Finance Corporation under mentor James Polan, Vice President.