Stéphane Le Bouder
Chief Operating Officer
Stéphane Le Bouder joins MiDA Advisors from the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is serving as Deputy Staff Director for the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC); the committee with oversight responsibilities over the State Department, USAID, the Peace Corps, MCC, USDFC, and other US development agencies. Working for Chairman Gregory W. Meeks of NY as the second highest level staff member on the committee, Stéphane helped oversee committee operations, and advance the vision of the chairman across portfolio areas. Previous recent assignments in Congress included Staff Director of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee. In this role, he was responsible for oversight of bank regulators, and drafted and moved key legislation on minority banks, Community Development Financial Institutions, and other policy initiatives to address discrimination in banking and the under-banked. Previously, he was a Managing Director of AFIG Funds, a leading African private equity fund manager based in Dakar, Senegal. At AFIG Funds, he was a member of the Investment Committee, and played a leadership role in investing, portfolio company management, exits, as well as investor relations. Before to joining AFIG Funds, Stéphane served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he worked with senior Treasury and White House officials to advance the Obama Administration’s international financial and development agenda. He also has past experience in treasury management consulting, derivatives trading, and in technology startups, all of which help inform his work advising investors and companies, as well as policy advisory and regulatory reforms. Stéphane holds a BA and MA in Economics from McGill University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a native of the Central African Republic, and holds both French and American citizenships. He lives in Washington DC with his wife and three children.