Daniel Zelikow

Daniel Zelikow

Chairman, Governing Board, JP Morgan Development Finance Institution

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Daniel Zelikow is Vice Chair, Public Sector at JP Morgan, and Chair of the Governing Board of the JP Morgan Development Finance Institution (DFI). He leads a team that manages the bank’s business with public sector clients. In 2020, he launched the JP Morgan DFI to scale up the firm’s financing of development challenges in emerging markets. 

Immediately prior to re-joining J.P. Morgan in 2010, Zelikow was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. While with the IADB, he was instrumental in defining a new corporate strategy, doubling the volume of client operations, devising and executing the IADB’s response to the global financial crisis, and bringing about significant management and financial reforms. He also chaired the management committees on policy, operations, and risk, and he chaired the Board of Executive Directors in the President’s absence. 

Zelikow was previously with J.P. Morgan and headed the firm’s emerging markets sovereign debt origination effort and its liability management group. He also managed a New York-based investment banking practice focused on government financial institutions, multilateral development banks, export credit agencies and sovereigns. 

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 1999, Zelikow held key positions in the U.S. Treasury, where he was Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for financial policy toward countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. At Treasury, he managed a $20 billion financial support program to assist Mexico during its 1994/5 financial crisis, and subsequently played a key role in designing and delivering support programs for Asian countries in crisis and Brazil. He was founding director of the Office of Technical assistance and also served for two years as the Senior Economic and Financial Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Albania, following that country’s political revolution. 

Zelikow holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a D.Phil from Oxford University. He has served on several for-profit and non-profit boards.

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