November 19, 2020

John Beckham appointed new Deputy Managing Director at the North American Development Bank

  • John Beckham was appointed by NADB Board of Directors on November 12, 2020
  • Starts his term on January 16, 2021

San Antonio, Texas – The North American Development Bank (NADB) has hired John Beckham, with more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership positions in banking, business and strategic planning, as its new Deputy Managing Director. Mr. Beckham was appointed by the NADB Board of Directors after a national search and competitive selection process.

Mr. Beckham, a United States citizen, starts his four-year term on January 16, 2021.

 “John Beckham will be an important addition to the NADB executive team,” commented Mathew Haarsager, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Finance and Policy and U.S. Department of the Treasury representative on the NADB Board.  “We look forward to working with him to advance the Bank’s mission when he assumes the Deputy Managing Director position at NADB in January 2021.”

Mr. Beckham has extensive experience in managing investment portfolios in Africa, Latin America and Asia. In his most recent job, he served as Director of Financial Investments and Operations at MicroVest Capital Management in Bethesda, Maryland.  He also worked for 18 years in various positions at the Inter-American Investment Corporation, currently IDB Invest. He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Ohio State University.

“We are pleased John is joining the NADB team,” stated Calixto Mateos-Hanel, NADB Managing Director. “His valuable experience in executive leadership positions and executing strategic business plans will help us to continue advancing the strategic goals and vision of NADB.”


 NADB is a financial institution established and capitalized in equal parts by the United States and Mexico for the purpose of financing environmental infrastructure projects along their common border. As a pioneer institution in its field, the Bank is working to develop environmentally and financially sustainable projects with broad community support in a framework of close cooperation and coordination between Mexico and the United States.