Professor of Practice
Christian Novak is a Professor of Practice at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID). He focuses on development finance, particularly on the effective use of public and private capital to help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The topics that he covers include: the operating models and methods of development finance institutions, blended finance, funding needs for the advancement of priority sectors and underserved segments of the population, environment finance, and impact investing. Christian possesses combined experience in investment banking and in economic & social development, having worked for international banks and for a regional development finance institution. As Managing Partner of FMA - Frontier Markets Advisors, he provides advisory services in the field of development finance and impact investing.