Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Jonathan Bloom

Deputy Vice President, Compact Implementation, Millennium Challenge Corp.

Jonathan Bloom is Deputy Vice President of Compact Implementation for Africa at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a foreign aid agency created in 2004 to reduce global poverty through sustainable economic growth. Previously, Bloom was MCC′s managing director for Africa; and managing director for agriculture, finance and private-sector development for the Department of Operations. From 2004 to 2005, he served as MCC′s vice president of administration and finance. Prior to MCC, Bloom worked as a consultant to international development banks and corporations ranging from Fortune 50 multinationals to private family businesses. He also taught at the New School University′s Graduate Program in International Affairs. Bloom was previously the director of strategic initiatives for International Paper Company (IP), which he joined after growing a family paper business to revenues of $100 million and selling it to IP. He received an A.B. from Princeton University′s Woodrow Wilson School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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