Michael Gold is Managing Director of Crimson Capital Corp., an international development firm founded in 1991. He has 38 years of experience, 23 of which have been in emerging markets, and specializes in increasing access to finance, innovation, entrepreneurship, competitiveness, privatization, trade, SME development, and legal, policy and regulatory reform. His activities have resulted in over $7 billion USD in debt and equity financing, FDI, privatizations, PPPs and export transactions in developing countries. He has been active in the Balkans since 1995. Mr. Gold serves on the boards of development oriented organizations and helped found several innovation, ICT and renewable energy centers and associations. He is currently a founder and member of the board of the Kosovo Business Angels Network (KosBAN), a member of the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, and chairman of the board of the Local Development Fund.