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Bobby Kia is the Co-Founder and the Head of investor relations of The Peace Department. Kia helms The Peace Department’s investment strategy and oversees its partnerships and relations with institutional investors.

Bobby Kia is the Co-Founder and the Head of investor relations of The Peace Department. Kia helms The Peace Department’s investment strategy and oversees its partnerships and relations with institutional investors. He currently leads Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW) Investor Relations for the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and is a Partner at Capital for Climate, a climate intelligence system/Fund of Funds. Kia is also the Executive Director of The People’s Prize, an expert vetted, philanthropically-funded, and crowd-voted solution accelerator. Formerly, as Associate Syndications Officer, Kia helped pioneer IFC’s first institutional debt syndication as well as its first synthetic collateralized loan obligation (CLO) for future infrastructure debt. Kia also syndicated a $750 million real estate development in Yangon, Myanmar. Prior to the IFC, Kia worked for a boutique impact investment bank, Total Impact Capital, raising funds for a rubber manufacturer in Liberia and an information and communications technology (ICT) provider in Sierra Leone. He spent 6 months interning at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation where he raised funding for a Mozambican agribusiness, a pan-African small and medium enterprise (SME) credit fund, and an education-focused debt fund operating across Latin America. He also interned for Technoserve, an agribusiness-focused nongovernmental organisation, making commodity value chain investment recommendations across West Africa. His first job was on the buy-side at a family office investing in U.S. and African real estate and agribusiness investments. Kia received his M.B.A. in international business from The George Washington University where he spearheaded a 21-speaker conference of impact investing and corporate social responsibility practitioners, highlighting private-sector innovations in developing countries.