Mr. Edholm is an international development, finance, and business strategy professional with broad global experience and an expertise in emerging economies. Having lived and done business in Iraq both Baghdad and Erbil for almost 5 years, he has gained a unique understanding of overcoming the obstacles needed to succeed in post-conflict countries. Most recently he was the Portfolio Manager of IMMDF, an organization that has thus far lent between 50 and 100 million dollars to the Iraqi-private sector. His experience includes previous assignments in development finance consulting, corporate finance, infrastructure finance, and the investment fund industry. He authored research on Africa’s private equity and contributed to a number of reports for the African Union regarding infrastructure finance. Mr. Edholm holds an undergraduate degree in business from Brigham Young University and a graduate degree in international business from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium (now known as Vlerick Business School). He has since studied law and development economics in Washington, D.C., and London. Mr. Edholm received certification as an Islamic banker (Sharia-compliant financing).