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isc ’08

Redefining Social Impact:
Changing the Scope of Changing the World.

Paul Christensen

Professor and Associate Director of International Business and Markets, Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Paul Christensen

Paul Christensen manages ShoreCap International Ltd., a $28 million international private equity company which invests in financial institutions in developing countries throughout Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. Having established the company initially in London, Paul is now based in Chicago with responsibility for the company’s overall business development efforts, investment structuring, shareholder relations, board reporting, and development impact measurement. He is the former President and CEO of ShoreBank Enterprise Group, a $12 million-asset small business support organization in Cleveland, Ohio. At ShoreBank Enterprise, Paul managed a $3 million seed capital fund form small firms, a for-profit $5 million small business mezzanine finance company, and over 150,000 square feet of small business incubator space. Paul previously was Vice President of Neighborhood Progress, Inc., a leading civic organization investing in low income, minority neighborhoods in Cleveland. From 1992-1996, he was an Engagement Manager for the consulting firm, McKinsey and Company, where he focused on operations performance, organizational effectiveness and strategic planning for clients in the financial services, manufacturing, consumer goods, petroleum, and electric utility industries. Paul is a former director of ShoreBank Cleveland and now sits on the boards of BRAC Bank Ltd. in Bangladesh and Afghanistan, two of ShoreCap’s portfolio companies. Paul received an MBA with distinction from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts, economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College.

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