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James F. Prusky

Partner
Crecera Finance Company

James Prusky is a partner in Crecera Finance Company, a specialty finance institution established to support small and medium sized (SME) commodity exporters in Latin America. He has helped build Crecera from inception and is responsible for developing strategy, new business, and financing sources for the firm. Crecera is backed by university endowments and foundations, as well as private investors, and receives funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), OPEC Fund for International Development, as well as numerous other European Development Finance Institutions. Crecera has successfully provided non-correlated risk adjusted returns to its investors since 2003 while simultaneously providing critical trade finance funding to underserved Latin American agricultural and raw materials commodity producers. It's facilities support over 150,000 jobs throughout Latin America. He was previously Vice President of Global Market Development at Citigroup where he developed new corporate banking products, and spent several years in Citibank's corporate bank in the emerging markets, working in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He spent four years at the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, where he worked on U.S. trade policy, and coordinated U.S. business involvement in several Presidential summit meetings between the U.S., Russia and Eastern European countries. Mr. Prusky is a board member the Northside Center for Early Childhood Development in Harlem, New York City. He also is a board member of the Chazen Institute for International Business at Columbia Business School and on the Advisory Council for the Columbia University International Business Education and Research Center. He has served as a communiqué writer for the World Economic Forum in Davos. He received an MBA from Columbia Business School, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a BS from the University of Vermont.

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