Richard H. Frank
President and Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Frank is Darby's President and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for management of firm-wide activities and Chairman on the firm's Private Equity, Mezzanine Finance and Venture Capital Investment Committees. Mr. Frank joined Darby in July 1997 after a long and distinguished career at the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington, D.C. In his last assignment he chaired the Private Sector Group, coordinating the private sector activities of the World Bank, IFC, and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). During his career at the World Bank Group as Managing Director, Mr. Frank oversaw the South Asia and Latin America operations and chaired the Banks Finance Committee. At the IFC, Mr. Frank served as CFO leading the Corporation to become an AAA borrower and securing two capital increases. Earlier in his Bank Group career, he was active in project and investment work throughout Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Mr. Frank is a Director of Templeton International Funds and on the Boards of several Latin American companies and banks. Mr. Frank serves on the Board of Georgetown University; the International Strategic Board of Banco Finantia, S.A. (Portugal); Inter-American Dialogue; Institute of International Finance; Bretton Woods Committee and former Chairman of the Latin American Venture Capital Association. He earned a Bronze Star for his service as Captain in Vietnam. Mr. Frank holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the S D School of Mines and Technology and an MS from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.