Dr. Winsome Leslie is an international development specialist who is currently President and CEO of DevSolutions Consulting, a boutique firm providing advisory and consulting services in micro and small business development for emerging markets. Dr. Leslie has a significant network in the Caribbean region and a strong track record advising on business development, as well as extensive experience in the identification and development of projects supporting micro and small businesses in the region, in the context of a strategic approach.
Previously, she was a Lead Specialist at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), now re-branded as IDB Lab, a grant facility of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, where she held several professional roles with progressively higher levels of responsibility. In her last position, she was a member of the MIF Management team, head of the MIF Strategy team and coordinator for the MIF's project priorities in the Caribbean.
Dr. Leslie has Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in International Relations from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Economics from Barnard College. In 2012, she received the prestigious Antonio Ortiz Mena award from the Inter-American Development Bank for her contribution to the institution's work in the Caribbean.