Nora Brown

Innovation Engagement Specialist

Nora Brown (M.A., Johns Hopkins SAIS) has been managing multi-partner, higher education programs with the Global Business School Network since 2005. In her current role as Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Brown is responsible for overseeing the internal organization processes and managing the full portfolio of services and programs offered by the organization. In her time with GBSN, Ms Brown has negotiated new contracts and has brokered new partnerships with large corporations, private foundations, and international aid agencies including Goldman Sachs, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank.

As a Projects Consultant at the International Finance Corporation, Ms Brown managed private sector development programs in Kenya focused on strengthening local business education and designed a comprehensive business education program in Tanzania that was launched in 2008. Additionally she designed a fellowship program involving business schools on 6 continents. Prior to her work in development, Ms Brown worked in the financial sector, managing the investment portfolios of private clients. Ms. Brown has experience in designing new programs, negotiating partnerships, and managing multi-partner programs. She has worked throughout Africa in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Ms Brown earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University and completed her Master of Arts degree in International Relations and Economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.