John Meyers is Managing Principal, GSG Networks, a consulting group providing services to international NGOs, businesses, and development organizations in the areas of impact investing, blended finance and international development. Most he recently he supported the new Private Sector Strategy development for the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Previously, John served for six years as Executive Director, Swisscontact North America, and Managing Director – North America for Swisscontact, a Swiss NGO supporting private sector development in 35 countries. Prior to that he was Director, Global Programs and Sector Innovation and Senior Advisor, Business Development/Social Investing at Aid to Artisans (ATA) In these positions, he secured financing for impact investing and access to finance projects in agricultural (Peru, quinoa; El Salvador, honey) and artisan/handcraft supply chains.
Over the past year, John has spoken on panels at the UN High-Level Political Forum and UN Commission on Social Development Side Events on impact investing and fashion supply chains. He has also been a speaker at Opportunity Collaboration (Financing Smallholders), Concordia Annual Summit (Innovative Finance), and Kota Alliance (Impact Investing in Women).
John is President, Board of Directors, Impact Capital Forum, among the largest individual member networks in the impact/microfinance sector in the US, and serves on the Boards of Creative Learning and the Community Foundation for St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Executive Committee).
John received his B.A. in International Relations from The American University of Paris; MLS from Rutgers University School of Communication & Information; and M.A. in History from Columbia University.