Jim Roth | World Bank Live

Jim Roth

Co-Founder and Partner LeapFrog Investments

Jim Roth co-founded LeapFrog Investments, a $1 billion impact investment fund, in 2007. Today LeapFrog supports businesses that transform the lives of 91.1 million people across Africa and Asia. Mr Roth is recognised as a global leader in the provision of financial services to emerging consumers. For more than 25 years, he has been particularly instrumental in altering the insurance landscape in Africa and Asia..Prior to LeapFrog, Mr Roth worked for the United Nations, pioneering insurance distribution to the emerging consumer, and then went on to consult for some of the world’s largest insurers including Allianz and AIG. He completed his PhD at Cambridge University on the transformative role of financial services in emerging markets.