John E. Morton brings more than fifteen years of experience in emerging markets, and environmental and economic policy. Prior to joining OPIC, John Morton was Managing Director of the Pew Economic Policy Group at The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Economic Policy Group focused on developing and promoting solutions to issues such as the growing U.S. deficit, the changing regulatory system in financial markets, and trends in economic mobility in the American middle class.
Prior to joining Pew, Mr. Morton served as director of National Security Policy for the John Kerry presidential campaign, where he coordinated the development of policy concerning Afghanistan, Russia and the former Soviet states, Africa, and on issues relating to democracy, human rights and economic development.
Previously, Mr. Morton was an investment officer with Global Environment Fund, where he oversaw global investments in sustainable forestry and the natural gas sector and developed the firm’s clean-energy practice. Mr. Morton also worked as a strategy consultant with Mercer Management Consulting. He began his professional career at the World Bank, where he managed investments in the former Soviet Union.
Mr. Morton received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. He graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Russian History and Literature.
Mr. Morton has served on the boards of directors and executive committee of the National Security Network, and the Clean Energy Network. He is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Catto environmental leaders program and the U.S.–Japan Leadership Program.