Mirabel Bausinger is the Managing Director of Imani Development, leading the strategic and operational direction of the group and its subsidiary in South Africa. A Senior Economic Development Consultant with over twenty years’ experience, she has worked extensively on regional integration, trade and private sector development across East and Southern Africa. She currently functions as lead for Imani Development on two EU funded agriculture challenge funds in MSME-targeted grant finance in Kenya and Zambia.
Mirabel has successfully completed assignments for clients such as the World Bank, GIZ, various RECs (including SADC and the EAC), and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom. From October 2019 to December 2020, Mirabel was seconded as interim Head of Programme and Partnership to the Fairtrade Foundation and headed their programmatic Covid response. She holds an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.