International Emerging Markets Business Executive
Ron Margalit is a seasoned emerging markets executive. Building on extensive career as an innovation catalyst, Mr. Margalit is focused on social investments in emerging markets aimed to promote bootstrap growth through adaptation of know-how. Mr. Margalit is specialized in mobilizing funds from development finance institutions, either by generating new revenue streams, project financing, equity investments or deal development.
Mr. Margalit began his career in Israel defense and hi-tech industry. Promoted to Major in Israel Defense Forces before the age of 28, Mr. Margalit led the establishment of a new classified hi-tech unit. Following his military service, Mr. Margalit joined Israel’s aerospace industry leader, working on the company’s flagship $500 M venture.
Relocating to the U.S. Mr. Margalit had served as the first-ever appointed economic representative of the Government of Israel to the World Bank and Inter American Development Bank. In this capacity, Ron initiated, designed and established this new national program, taking aim to accelerate Israel’s private sector participation in emerging markets. Among other, Mr. Margalit had co-founded a new $5 M governmental fund that invested in well positioned companies to participate in the program.
Upon completing his services at the Embassy of Israel, Mr. Margalit joined Development Finance International, an impact consultancy firm working with Global 500 companies on their emerging markets programs, responsible of open the company’s office in New York City.
Mr. Margalit earned a bachelor’s degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a MBA from Georgetown University. He also completed Harvard Business School Executive Program focused on emerging markets.