Doug Shuster, Partner
Shuster is a co-founder and principal at Tuatara Group with over 20 years of experience performing infrastructure project planning and investment due diligence in over 50 emerging market countries. He previously served as the US Trade and Development Agency’s Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Office Director in Johannesburg overseeing the investments in over 20 African countries; Country Manager managing regional portfolios in South and Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa; and as an analyst in the agency’s Office of the Economist evaluating the agency’s project portfolio. He has extensive experience working with project developers and public and private financing institutions to advance projects in emerging markets, including with IFC, AfDB, IDB, World Bank, EXIM Bank, OPIC, and DBSA. Shuster has experience in a wide array of infrastructure sectors, including energy, water/wastewater, ICT, and transportation. His recent work includes feasibility studies and financing plans for renewable energy mini grids in Ghana, smart grid projects in Vietnam and Costa Rica and smart city projects in India and Jamaica. He holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a focus on development economics and international trade and investment and a bachelor’s degree with majors in economics and international development from Clark University.