Silveth Khawaja is the principal & founder of Safina Inc and prior to that Pan American Financial Resources (PAFR). She has played a key role since the inception of the companies in strategic direction, operations and business development. She has over 11 years of senior-level domestic & international project finance, capital markets, corporate finance and operations experience in start-up and growth multinational organization. Her experience combines entrepreneurship, strategic and tactical financial expertise with general management, human resources and complex domestic and international transactions due diligence, structuring and negotiations. She has advised and raised financings for mainly large-scale multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, in the US and internationally across various industries including power generation, mining, real estate, information technology, telecommunication and non-profit sector. She is a graduate of George Washington University and currently a MBA candidate at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. She volunteers her time and has served on boards and various committees for several non-profits and community organizations. She is currently a member of the Women’s Leadership Forum for Open DC (community organization that promotes entrepreneurship) and previously served on the board as the Political Chair for NetSap DC (Network of South Asian Professionals). Her interests include traveling, languages, technology and the arts.