Elisabeth Makumbi is an admitted attorney in South Africa and an Engagement Manager at Pegasys. Elisabeth has experience in fund design specifically on mobilising investment for sustainable initiatives and infrastructure in Africa and Asia. She has a multifaceted consulting background in technical, legal and governance disciplines across various infrastructure sectors. She uses innovative financing approaches and alternative funding mechanisms to leverage public and private investment for sustainable infrastructure while offering her legal expertise to ensure due process is executed efficiently.
In her most recent experience, she was a legal advisor to the C40 South Africa net zero carbon programme that supports cities in South Africa to implement transformative low-carbon and climate resilient actions. She was also the key resource in conceptualising a Sinking Vehicle and Impact investment Vehicle that will create a financial sustainable mechanism to fund the Cubango-Okavango River Basin (CORB) Fund’s interventions, using external capital. Alongside this task, she was responsible for establishing the statutory governance structures for the CORB Fund, including establishing the Board of Directors and serving on the Board's Advisory committee.
Prior to her work at Pegasys, Elisabeth was a consultant at the World Bank Group, based in Washington DC in the Global Indicators for Development Economics department and a candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel Attorneys in the commercial litigation and dispute resolution teams. She holds a LLB degree from the University of Pretoria, a LLM from Georgetown University and a certificate in Systems Change and Social Impact from the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business.