Senior Advisor, Aligned Intermediary
John E. Morton brings more than twenty years of experience in emerging markets, investment finance, and economic and environmental policy. He is a Fellow with the European Climate Foundation, a Senior Fellow with Stiftung Mercator, a Senior Fellow at the HHL Graduate School of Management in Leipzig Germany, and a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.
Mr. Morton was a Presidential Appointee in the Obama Administration and served in a variety of roles including as White House Senior Director for Energy and Climate. In this role, Mr. Morton had overall responsibility for coordinating the Obama Administration’s policies and strategies on international energy and climate change issues. Earlier in the Administration, Mr. Morton was the Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). At OPIC, Mr. Morton managed the Agency’s day-to-day operations, including its 250 employees and $20 billion investment portfolio in over 100 countries.
Prior to joining OPIC, Mr. Morton was Managing Director of Economic Policy at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Before Pew, he served as director of National Security Policy for the John Kerry presidential campaign. Previously, Mr. Morton was an investment officer with Global Environment Fund, where he oversaw global investments in environmental infrastructure projects. Mr. Morton began his career as a strategy consultant with Mercer and managing World Bank projects in the former Soviet Union.
Mr. Morton received an MBA from Wharton, an MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a BA from Harvard. He lives in Leipzig Germany with his wife and two children.