Daniel Zelikow is Vice Chair, Public Sector, at J.P. Morgan, Global Co-Head of Infrastructure Finance and Advisory, and Chair of the Governing Board of J.P. Morgan’s Development Finance Institution. He leads a team that manages the bank’s business with public sector clients, such as central banks, sovereign wealth funds, public pensions, governments and their agencies, and international institutions. In 2015, Mr. Zelikow co-founded and co-heads a global team responsible for providing financing, structuring and advisory services to the firm’s clients involved in sponsoring and investing in infrastructure around the world. In 2020, he launched J.P. Morgan’s Development Finance Institution to scale up the firm’s financing of development challenges in emerging markets.
Immediately prior to re-joining JP Morgan in 2010, Mr. Zelikow was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. While with the IADB, Mr. Zelikow was instrumental in defining a new corporate strategy, doubling the volume of client operations, devising and executing the Bank’s response to the global financial crisis, and bringing about significant management and financial reforms. Mr. Zelikow also chaired the management committees on policy, operations, and risk, and he chaired the Board of Executive Directors in the President’s absence.
Mr. Zelikow was previously with JP Morgan and headed the firm’s emerging markets sovereign debt origination and its liability management group, which led some of the largest debt restructurings and liability management operations of that time. 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 JP Morgan in 1999, Mr. Zelikow held key positions in the U.S. Treasury, where he was Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for financial policy towards countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. He headed the task force that oversaw the $20 billion emergency financing program the United States established in 1995 to help Mexico stabilize after the peso crisis, and later, US financial support during the Asian and Brazil financial crises.
At Treasury, Mr. Zelikow was the founding director of the Office of Technical Assistance, which became one of the largest providers of policy and technical advice to the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He also served for two years as the Senior Economic and Financial Advisor to the President and Minister of Finance of Albania in Tirana.
Mr. Zelikow holds a BA from Dartmouth College, graduating summa cum laude, and a D.Phil from Oxford University. He serves on several for profit and non-profit boards.