John  Soleanicov

John Soleanicov

Program Director
UBS Foundation

John is the Program Director for Education for the UBS Optimus Foundation. He is a Romanian-born American-raised professional with more than 15 years of global experience in financial&nbsp;services, management consulting and education. Prior to UBS, John was the founder and CEO&nbsp;of Teach for Romania (part of the Teach For All network) and continues to serve as the&nbsp;Chairman of its board. He worked previously for McKinsey and Company and for the Health&nbsp;and Education Department at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where he developed&nbsp;innovative student loan and school financing facilities in partnership with local banks in Mexico,&nbsp;Egypt, Ghana and Kenya. He began his career in investment banking for Lehman Brothers in<br>New York. John also founded StreetWise Partners DC, a mentorship program pairing young&nbsp;professionals with low income job-seekers. He has an MBA from the Harvard Business&nbsp;School, an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from Columbia University.<br>

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