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Impact investor, business advisor, fundraiser for African enterprise

John Scicchitano is an Advisor to the Ghana Climate Innovation Center. He is also the President of Pangea Ventures Inc., a consulting company that promotes African private sector growth and builds bridges between investors and opportunities. Previously, he served as a Director at The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority where he built innovative public-private-philanthropic partnerships (PPPP) to invest in solar, efficiency, workforce, and other opportunities generated by New York’s Green New Deal. John has also served in an appointment at the United States Department of Agriculture, managing global hunger activities in the Office of Food for Peace. He has worked at USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, and with the non-profit organizations World Vision, World Relief, and the International Rescue Committee. Over 15 years of his career were spent in Africa in Burkina Faso, Chad, Senegal, Burundi, Rwanda, and Kenya. Prior to his international assignments, John worked as an Environmental Engineer with the global consulting firm Environ. John has an Executive Masters in Leadership from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University. He teaches at the State University of New York, is recognized by the United Nations as an expert in strategy and partnership, and publishes articles in peer-reviewed journals, and speaks to diverse audiences from the Green Investing Summit to the British Parliament Committee on International Development.


Experience
NYSERDA • United States

Director

2016 - Present (4 years, 1 month)
NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975.
USAID

Program Manager

2008 - 2012 (4 years, 2 months)
Working under an inter-agency agreement with with US Department of Agriculture (USDA);
Global food security information systems;
Decision support for US$2B in food security investments by US government;
Collaboration with host governments, donor countries, UN agencies (WFP, FAO, UNICEF), nongovernmental organizations
IMA World Health

Board of Directors

2007 - 2012 (5 years, 1 month)
Our mission is to advance health and healing to vulnerable and marginalized people the world over.

IMA World Health, a specialist in providing essential healthcare services and medical supplies around the world, is a nonprofit, faith-based organization working to restore health, hope and dignity to those most in need.

We work primarily in the developing world, where an estimated 30 to 70 percent of health care is provided by faith-based organizations. IMA is an international health organization that is widely recognized for its effective and careful use of resources.
World Relief

Director

1999 - 2004 (5 years, 1 month)
World Relief is a global humanitarian relief and development organization that stands with the vulnerable and partners with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transform lives and build sustainable communities. With over 70 years of experience, World Relief works in 20 countries worldwide through disaster response, health and child development, economic development and peacebuilding and has offices in the United States that specialize in refugee and immigration services. In 2016, World Relief served over 6.6 million people across the globe.

Education
Masters, Business

Georgetown University

2009 - 2010
BSE, Civil Enginneering

Princeton University

1988 - 1993