CEO, Development Reimagined

 Hannah Ryder is the CEO of Development Reimagined.

A former diplomat and economist with 20 years of experience, named one of 100 most influential Africans in 2021. She is also Senior Associate for the Africa Program of the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), sits on the Board of the Environmental Defence Fund, and is a member of UAE’s International Advisory Council on the New Economy.


Prior to her role at DR, Ms Ryder led the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s work with China to help it scale up and improve its cooperation with other developing countries, including in Africa.


She has also played various advisory roles for the UN and OECD and co-authored the seminal Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change in 2006.


At Development Reimagined, Ms Ryder drives the overall company strategy for the China, Kenya and UK offices, working with our clients, partners and experts around the world to provide strategic advice and practical research and support.