John Holm is the VP of Strategic Initiatives at PYXERA Global. Specializing in cross-sector engagement and shared value creation in emerging markets, he led the successful market entry and expansion of the Subway Restaurants in Hungary while advising both IKEA and Starbucks on their respective market entries into Central & Eastern Europe and the Balkans (Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia). In the foundation space, he has developed partnership engagements with the Sustainable Development Philanthropy Platform and the Diaspora Investment Alliance respectively.
John is also a member of the Helvetas USA board, A Swiss Inter-cooperation focusing on global poverty reduction and water rights and is also is an advocate on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. John received an MBA with Distinction from Central European University in Budapest and is also a certified Shared Value consultant.