Ron Margalit

Global Head of Sustainable Financing

Menomadin Group

Biography

Ron is the Head of Global Sustainable Financing of Menomadin Group, a diversified holding company with investments, operations, and philanthropy focused on Africa across all major SDGs. For the past 15 years, Ron has invested in impact tech startups that operate in SSA to address gaps in delivering primary products and services to previously excluded communities. His investment portfolio includes the largest off-grid PAYGO company in West Africa, the first clean cooking company to IPO and a blue-tech company that was named Time Magazine 100 most innovative companies.

Ron and his work had received awards and recognitions from the Financial Times, World Bank, UK Department For International Development, Ashden Awards, and Secretary of State John Kerry, among others. Ron was selected as a Rising Star Investor at the SuperReturn Series and was awarded permanent residency by the US State Department for his “extraordinary abilities in the field of impact investing.” His commentary on impact technology investing-related issues has been published in outlets such as Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and the African Development Bank.

In his previous capacities, Ron served as the Founding Partner of a venture capital firm based in West Africa, the first appointed economic representative to the Board of the World Bank Group by the Government of Israel, and an advisor on innovative financing to global 500 companies. Ron is a member of the investment committee of the EU Innovation Council, a $10B initiative that invests in innovative European companies. He is also on the Board of Advisors of Tel Aviv University Global Grand Challenge Innovation.

Ron received executive education from Harvard Business School focused on strategy in emerging markets. He earned his MBA from Georgetown University and his bachelor’s degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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