San Antonio, Texas – As of January 1st, John Beckham began his four-year term as Managing Director of the North American Development Bank (NADBank). NADBank extends its appreciation to Calixto Mateos Hanel, the former managing director, for his years of service to the institution and wishes him success in his future endeavors.
Mr. Beckham, who has served as the Bank’s Deputy Managing Director since January 2021, has a professional career spanning more than 20 years in management positions with vast experience in finance, developing and executing strategic business plans, promoting economic and social development by deploying capital through financial institutions, structuring financing for renewable energy projects, restructuring distressed investments and executing equity investments in growing mid-sized companies across emerging markets.
The Board members congratulated John Beckham on his appointment as head of the institution and reiterated their willingness and commitment to continue working together to carry out the Bank's objectives and programs for the benefit of the border community.
For his part Mr. Beckham stated that “I am honored to assume the position of CEO of NADBank and will continue working to advance its environmental mission and consolidate the institution as a binational leader in supporting the transition to a greener economy through innovative financing and more robust partnerships with stakeholders.”
Mr. Beckham’s appointment coincides with Board approval of the 2024-2028 Strategic Plan, which reaffirms the Bank’s continued focus on investment in water infrastructure to better manage this shared resource along the border and address wastewater problems, as well as reflects the growing binational priority of accelerating investment in greener mobility and the commitment of Mexico and the United States to move towards sustainable development through investments that promote a better quality of life for border residents.
In this regard, Mr. Beckham noted that “the strategic plan sets ambitious targets for growing the Bank’s project portfolio over the next five years, but with the solid support of its shareholders and Board and the dedication and experience of its staff, the Bank is ready to meet the challenge.”
Prior to joining NADBank, Mr. Beckham served as Chief Investment & Operating Officer for MicroVest in Bethesda, Maryland. He also worked for 18 years at the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), now IDB Invest, where he held various position.
Mr. Beckham has a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Ohio State University.
NADBank 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. For more information about NADBank, visit www.nadb.org.