Mikael L. Clason Höök on

Mikael L. Clason Höök
Mastercard Foundation Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab

Mikael L. Clason Höök is the Director of the Mastercard Foundation Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab, and is tasked with providing strategy support, engaging with partners, coordinating research and managing the lab’s day-to-day workstream. Höök is a development professional and entrepreneur with experience in agriculture, nutrition, private sector development, rural finance, renewable energy, technology for development, and fragile states.
Prior to joining the Learning Lab, Höök launched a successful business providing sustainable materials for the green building industry in New York, and a social enterprise providing solar solutions for humanitarian organizations in Africa. Previously, he led the design and implementation of an innovative World Bank survey to collect real-time social and economic data in South Sudan. Höök spent three years in Afghanistan with Chemonics International supporting USAID agriculture programs, where his work focused on developing value chain analysis for agriculture products; implementing a deal driven approach to agriculture development; and organizing trade fairs to promote Afghan exports.
Höök holds an M.P.A./I.D. from Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he was awarded the Public Service Fellowship.

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