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Aron Betru
Managing Director, Center for Financial Markets
Africa, Capital Access, Emerging and Frontier Markets, Finance, Financial Innovations, FinTech, Impact Investing, Sustainable Development


Aron Betru is managing director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute, where he leads strategic initiatives focused on expanding and leveraging resources to enhance social impact. Prior to joining the Institute, Betru was co-founder and CEO of Financing for Development, where he pioneered ways to leverage guarantee-backed financing of public health commodities, mobilizing millions of dollars in commercial lending for malaria and trade financing for reproductive health. Betru has had international development roles at the United Nations Foundation and Dalberg Global Development Advisors as well as private-sector experience at McKinsey & Co. and Goldman Sachs. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a regular contributor to Global Health and Diplomacy magazine, Betru holds a B.A. in economics and international studies from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from Columbia University and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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