Team

The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, is responsible for the global management of all programmatic activities including enterprise development, and program related investments.

The leadership team includes:

Alethia Kang
Alethia Kang

Alethia Kang, Associate Director of Business Development

Alethia builds and manages relationships with global partners including multinational corporations, NGOs, and investors, and supports the building and management of social businesses in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Alethia also leads the organization’s communications, marketing, and thought leadership strategies.

Alethia has more than 7 years of experience in social enterprise focused on global partnerships, investor relations, business case development, and communications. She also has 4 years of experience in professional services with PwC and KPMG and is a certified Chartered Accountant.

Alethia holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto in Canada and an MBA from the University of Oxford’s Said Business School.

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Carolina Lopez

Carolina Lopez, Director of Finance and Governance

Carolina ensures the quality and reliability of the financial and social results of all of CGEP’s businesses. She also facilitates internal and external communication of accurate financial reports complying with specific deadlines and requirements of investors, shareholders and stakeholders.

Carolina has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector and economic development, working for private and multilateral institutions, including ABN AMRO, and HSBC in Colombia and the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C.

Carolina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Universidad de Los Andes and a Master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.

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Eric Carroll

Eric Carroll, Manager of Agribusiness

Eric supports operations, field activities, performance and reporting for CGEP’s agribusinesses.

Eric has two years of experience as operations manager for CGEP’s agribusiness in Haiti. Previously, he was country director for for Team Tobatí, an American NGO that supports and manages a rural-charter school in the department of Tobatí, Paraguay.

Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Boston College and a Master’s in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University.

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Gabriela Millard

Gabriela Millard, Manager of Business Development

Gabriela has 6 years of international development experience. She began her career with the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. where she worked in the Grants and Co-financing Management Unit, managing donor trust funds and relationships with donors. After nearly 4 years at the IDB, she left to work for the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, where she worked in monitoring and evaluation and microenterprise development in rural areas of the country.

She has an MBA from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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James Jenkin

James Jenkin, Chief Executive Officer

James Jenkin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP). Before joining CGEP, James followed a somewhat unconventional path which led him to various roles across more than 30 countries.

James commenced his career as an international corporate attorney practicing in Australia and Europe before deciding to apply his skills towards building businesses. For 15 years he played critical roles in building one the world’s leading Fortune 500 logistics companies, TNT Express. At the height his corporate career, he successfully managed a $2.5 billion global strategic investment pipeline and developed innovative growth strategies creating market leading positions for the company in several developing countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Passionate not only about building the company’s core business but also ensuring its sustainability, he additionally managed TNT’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) function across three continents for 5 years, helping cement TNT as a Dow Jones Sustainability Index Supersector Leader. This included James’ managing corporate giving of philanthropic programs.

A firm believer in using business for social change, James is motivated by applying his skills towards solving social problems. He co-founded the North Star Alliance, a social enterprise providing basic health care to long-distance truck drivers and other hard-to-reach communities in Africa. From 2010 to 2014, James was the Executive Director of the long-standing New York non-profit arts organization Printed Matter Inc.

James holds a combined Bachelor of Public Administration, Political Science, and Law with honors from the University of Tasmania.

Jennifer Dejanon
Jennifer Dejanon

Jennifer Dejanon, Project Coordinator

As project coordinator, Jennifer is in charge of monitoring and evaluation reporting for CGEP’s agribusinesses in Colombia and El Salvador. Jennifer has more than 4 years of experience in  social enterprise, process improvement, and monitoring and evaluation as well as 5 years of experience in finance, project management, and higher education institutions.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Finance from Universidad de Cartagena.

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Juan Diego Rueda

Juan Diego Rueda, Manager of Agribusiness

Juan Diego is responsible for the implementation of CGEP’s social monitoring and evaluation system, and for tracking the progress and achievements of social impact objectives of CGEP’s social businesses globally. He also supports operations for CGEP’s agribusiness in Colombia.

Juan Diego has more than 7 years of experience in sustainability and corporate social responsibility including at BSD Consulting and other Colombia-based consultancy firms.

Juan Diego holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira and a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable infrastructure from Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan in Sweden.

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Marko Oroz

Marko Oroz, Manager of Value Chain

Marko Oroz has over 7 years of experience developing social impact initiatives in Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Most recently, Marko was the Managing Director at Refugee Open Ware (ROW), where he built an employment-focused impact investment fund in Greece for refugees and other vulnerable populations, and oversaw the development of a fabrication laboratory and incubator in Athens.  Prior to joining ROW, Marko was a management consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Washington D.C. specializing in financial management, operations, and business model development for social enterprises. 

Marko graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a degree in Science, Technology, and International Relations.

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Robert JohnsonChief Operating Officer

Rob Johnson, Chief Operating Officer

Rob oversees the scoping, building, and management of CGEP’s agribusinesses in Colombia, Haiti, El Salvador, and Indonesia.

An engineer by training, he started his career in business development and project management for a large steel fabrication company, securing and managing multi-million dollar contracts for stadiums, hospitals, skyscrapers, and bridges in the US.

Rob moved to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake with the desire to apply social business and market-driven solutions to help rebuild the country. He spent three years at TechnoServe, leading assessments and strategy development in multiple value chains and building and managing new programs from the ground up. In 2014, he left TechnoServe to launch CGEP’s agribusiness in Haiti and led the business as general manager for two years.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulde and an MBA and MSc in Sustainable Development from HEC Paris.

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