The Kellogg Institute for International Studies, part of the University of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs, is an interdisciplinary community of scholars that promotes research, provides educational opportunities, and builds linkages related to democracy and human development.
John Beckham has worked in international finance since 1991 and is currently the chief investment officer of MicroVest, where he oversees investment screening, transaction execution, due diligence, technology strategies, the development of investment pipelines, and the management of MicroVest’s portfolios of RFI investments. His wide-ranging experience includes recovery of distressed loans and investments, lending to financial institutions, project finance, risk management and syndications. Beckham previously served as managing director for clients of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), the private sector arm of the Inter-American Development Bank. He has lived in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. John graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in government and international relations and earned an MBA from the Ohio State University.