Deputy Vice President, West Africa
Jonathan Bloom, Deputy Vice President, West Africa in the Department of Compact Operations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), is responsible for MCC’s support to development and implementation of Compact programs globally and in West Africa. Previously, Mr. Bloom was Deputy Vice President for Africa, Managing Director for Francophone Africa, Managing Director for Agriculture, Finance and Private Sector Development for the Department of Operations, responsible for program components investing in agricultural production, processing, and marketing, rural development, property rights and land policy, financial systems and institutions, and private sector development. From December 2004 to November 2005, Mr. Bloom also served as MCC’s Vice President for Administration and Finance, and Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to MCC, Mr. Bloom worked for several years as a consultant to international development banks and corporations ranging from Fortune 50 multinationals to private family businesses, as well as teaching international development management at the New School University’s Graduate Program in International Affairs. He was previously Director, Strategic Initiatives for International Paper working on global investments and strategic initiatives in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia, which he joined after growing a family paper business to revenues of $100 million and selling it to IP. Prior to that, Mr. Bloom worked at the World Bank Group, including the International Finance Corporation, on capital markets, financial institutions and agro-industrial development. He also has experience as a software product developer with IBM and a 6th grade teacher.
Mr. Bloom received an A.B. from Princeton University—Woodrow Wilson School, and an M.B.A. (Highest Distinction) from the Harvard Business School. He speaks Spanish and French.