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John B. Owens

Director, Tuck Global Consultancy, Tuck School of Business Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business

John Owens T'61 is responsible primarily for the center's Tuck Global Consultancy program. His research and practical interests are in investment strategies for developing markets, corporate recovery and reorganization, and business and market development.

Owens has held senior positions in the public, private, and academic sectors, particularly in international venues with emerging or transitioning economies. He has more than 20 years of experience in private equity investing, of which more than half was spent in international locations.

He has worked, lived, and invested in private sector projects in Australia, Central Asia, Russia, Europe, and Central America. His private sector activities have also included collaboration with international multilateral organizations, including International Finance Corporation/World Bank, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Asian Development Bank.

Immediately prior to joining the Tuck School, Owens was president and CEO of The Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund, a venture investment fund with operations in the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic. In the private equity field, his capital commitments have included investments in such diverse industries as food processing, textiles, chemicals, air transport, food service, hotels, financial services, and capital equipment.

Owens holds an AB in economics and mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1959) and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business (1961). He has also done postgraduate studies at New York University in international economics.