John A. Simon is a Founder and Managing Partner of Total Impact Capital, a merchant bank for the impact investment sector. Prior to starting Total Impact Advisors, Ambassador Simon was a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, where he co-authored More than Money, a report on impact investing as a development tool. Previously, Ambassador Simon held a variety of posts in the US government, including as the United States Ambassador to the African Union and the Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Ambassador Simon also served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Relief, Stabilization, and Development for the National Security Council at the White House and as Deputy Assistant Administrator at the United States Agency for International Development.
Ambassador Simon received an AB from Princeton University and an MPP from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.