John Beckham

Chief Investment Officer

MicroVest Capital Management, SSA

Biography

Mr. Beckham has worked in international finance and development since 1991. He has broad experience in promoting financial inclusion through deploying capital to financial institutions, structuring financing for renewable energy projects, restructuring distressed investments and executing equity investments in growing mid-sized companies across emerging markets.

For 19 years he worked at the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) where he held various position, including Chief of Debt, Chief of Equity, and Managing Director – Clients. During his tenure, he managed projects and led the teams that built a diversified portfolio of over US$1 billion in impact investments.

In 2016 he joined MicroVest, a private impact investment management company, and is currently Chief Investment Officer. His areas of responsibility include developing and executing on the firm’s commitment to invest capital in under-banked markets and provide access to financial services for rising middle-class communities in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Mr. Beckham has a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Ohio State University. A native Spanish speaker, he has lived in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. He is active in community affairs through various volunteer, parish and alumni advisory boards.

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