Andrea E. Stumpf,
with a legal background
Here is what the practice of structuring international partnership programs takes and what I bring:
• Years as a lawyer with complex, multi-party drafting and negotiating experience.
• A business mindset with practical understandings of how partnership governance works.
• Extensive experience with upstream funding vehicles, like full trustee and pass-through trust funds.
• Extensive experience with downstream funding operations, like loans and grants.
• The ability to move smoothly from conceptualization to documentation to implementation.
• A consistent focus on results and closure, always thinking ahead to operationalizing.
• Adaptability to specific contexts through dynamic interaction with clients and partners.
• Creative thinking and innovative approaches that make solutions out of problems.
• Unflagging attention to detail coupled with broad perspectives and big picture understandings.
• A knack for clear articulations of common ground among partners and constructive mechanisms to reach results.
• An understanding of different roles, like trustee, secretariat, decider, implementer, etc. that lets design be modular.
• An understanding of financial / fiduciary aspects, like fees, costs, fund use, procurement, conflicts, safeguards, etc.
• A honed lens to troubleshoot reputational, legal and other risks, and then find and design mitigations.
Are you a true believer in the benefits of inclusive collaboration and the synergies of structured partnerships? I am.
After 13 years as a transactional lawyer in the private sector with international law firms and international telecom companies, and 13 years as a partnership lawyer in international development with the World Bank, I am setting out on my own.