Frederica (Freda) Yawson

Senior Manager


Freda Yawson is a consultant working on infrastructure & innovation under the Innovation & Digital Policy focus area.

Freda has over 10 years of combined experience in international development, engineering, management consulting, and project/portfolio management. Her strengths lie not only in the development of strategic initiatives for the government and private sector but also in the implementation of these solutions in a global context.

Her experience in program management, institutional reform, management consulting and international development span projects in eight countries (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Honduras, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the United States). Her areas of work have included youth and skills, renewable energy, manufacturing, and water and sanitation.

Freda received her Masters in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University; and her BScE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.