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Robert MacGregor

Class of 2018-2019

About Robert

(updated 7/2019) Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Robert spent a summer in Piura, Peru during high school in his first extended international experience. Working on community economic development activities, he realized that his highest value skill at the time was simply effort and was motivated to eventually return to a developing country armed with a relevant skillset that could positively impact a community. Robert studied Economics and International Relations at Claremont McKenna College. He was selected as a Robert Day Scholar for his academic excellence and leadership ability while also participating on the varsity swim team where he was named to the All-Conference Academic Team three times. Robert spent three years in the private sector after graduation, first as an investment banking analyst in New York with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and then as an associate at private equity firm Shamrock Capital Advisors in Los Angeles. His passion for economic development led him to join the public sector as an associate on the Access to Medicines Team with the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Based in Kampala, Uganda, he worked on a range of data analysis, forecasting, and supply chain projects to support the Government of Uganda in improving access to medicines for HIV patients. His experience in Uganda’s public health sector solidified his belief in the valuable lessons private sector principles could offer for public sector challenges. Robert’s current work placement at Patamar Capital, a social venture capital fund, merges his passion for investing, economic development, and social impact. Robert looks forward to continuing to learn about impact investing activities and approaches in Asia.
Robert is presently pursuing graduate degrees at Harvard Kennedy School (MPP) and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (MBA). He will graduate in Spring 2022.

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