Plenty of room for aid worker 'knowledge and networks' in private sector

As corporations make plans to expand their business to frontier markets, individuals with development experience find themselves in a unique position — to put their knowledge to use in a for-profit environment. Devex spoke with three professionals who made the leap from aid to the private sector to find out how they did it.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.