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Stephen Nairne

Managing Director, Lundin Foundation


Stephen Nairne has served as the Lundin Foundation’s Managing Director since 2007. The Foundation provides "fit for purpose" capital to innovative, scalable SMEs and social enterprises in the areas of agriculture, financial inclusion, and access to energy. He serves on the Advisory Board of several SME funds and companies in Sub-Saharan Africa and is concurrently appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches courses on Country Risk Analysis and African Political Economy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Nairne served as a Deputy Director with Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development and Senior Political Risk Analyst at Export Development Canada.