Shuster has over 20 years of experience in the field of emerging markets infrastructure development. Prior to founding EMI, he worked as a Senior Trade and Investment Advisor with a
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Fortune 500 engineering and design firm managing an environmental technology program for 15 Asian economies and held positions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and with the Office of the Economist at the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). He played a key role in launching USTDA's programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, East Timor, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As USTDA’s Director for the Sub-Saharan Africa office in Johannesburg, South Africa, he oversaw USTDA's work in over 20 African countries helping project sponsors to plan for an deploy priority infrastructure projects and innovative public-private partnerships.
He gained experience in grass roots water and sanitation development through a tour with the US Peace Corps in Ghana. Shuster has a BA in Economics and Geography from Clark University and a Masters Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is a native English speaker with proficiency in Spanish as well as French and Akaan Twi language skills.
Founded in 2008, Emerging Markets Infrastructure LLC is a US based firm focusing on project development and technical advisory services in the areas of infrastructure project planning and development; project financing and investment analysis; and project and program management, monitoring and evaluation.
EMI has project experience in over 40 countries and in a diverse array of infrastructure sectors, including energy and power, water and sanitation, information and communications technology, and transportation. The company works with emerging market public and private sector clients to provide tangible solutions for the development of strategic infrastructure projects. We also work with project sponsors to access bilateral and multilateral financing institution funding for project development and implementation.
We partner with leading technical firms and experts to provide the breadth and depth of expertise required for any infrastructure project in any emerging market.
EMI Clients Include: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), AECOM, Experient, Advanced Resources International, The Penfield Group, Perennial Energy, Merklein and Associates, Network Dynamics Associates, Management Systems International, Crown Agents, The Webster Group, Tangible International and the National US Arab Chamber of Commerce.