John Jovanovic recently served as Managing Director and first regional head for the Aegean & Western Balkans at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), America’s $60 billion development bank. In this role, he led the deployment of financing and insurance solutions to advance U.S. development and foreign policy objectives. John built initiatives aimed at partnering with the private sector to address critical challenges in energy security and sustainability, improve critical infrastructure, and support small and medium sized enterprises.
Prior to government service, John was Investment Director at Mercuria Energy Group Ltd., a privately held international commodity trading company active across markets globally. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Pin Oak Holdings, a partnership dedicated to the acquisition, development, and operations of midstream and downstream assets in the U.S. Gulf Coast.
John serves on the McCain Institute for International Leadership’s Next Generation Leaders Advisory Council. He is a member of the Balkan Dialogues, an initiative that gathers thought leaders to grapple with economic and political issues facing the Western Balkans. Jovanovic is also a member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and ICT Hub Venture, the first early-stage investment fund for startups in the Balkans.
Jovanovic received his BA in Politics from Princeton University and later his MBA in Finance and Management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.