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morton

John Morton

Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change, National Security Council

John E. Morton brings more than twenty years of experience in emerging markets, investment finance, and economic and environmental policy. As Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff, Mr. Morton manages OPIC’s day to day operations including its 240 employees and $18 billion investment portfolio in over 100 countries. Before assuming his current role, Mr. Morton was OPIC’s Vice President for Investment Policy. Prior to joining OPIC, Mr. Morton was Managing Director of Economic Policy at The Pew Charitable Trusts where he led a team focused on research and advocacy around key national economic issues. 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. He lives in Washington DC with his wife and two children.