Rob Henning, Partner and Co-Founder of ESPartners, has spent much of the past 15 years advising SMEs in developing countries on how to enhance their competitiveness. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, he advises corporate, government and international donor clients on a range of entrepreneurial solutions for prosperity including business strategy, SME finance, cluster and value chain competitiveness, and private sector development policy. Prior to founding ESPartners, Rob was a Director with OTF Group, the first venture-backed advisory firm focused on emerging markets. During his eight years there, he developed a particular expertise in the application of business strategy and innovation to solve competitiveness challenges in fragile economies such as Haiti, Rwanda, and Afghanistan. Previously, Rob worked for the Peace Corps in West Africa, supervising micro-credit and small enterprise development programs in Benin and Guinea-Conakry. www.espartners.co.