John Duong

John Duong is the Foundation’s managing director of Lumina Impact Ventures. John sources, structures, underwrites and negotiates impact investments to support Lumina’s strategic priorities towards the Foundation's 2025 goal.

John most recently served as program and portfolio officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, managing a $100+ million mission-driven and program-related investments portfolio and making grants to further the field of impact investing in alignment with the foundation’s mission objectives. He previously held positions at J.P. Morgan and Co., Citigroup Global Markets and Merrill Lynch as an investment banker in various roles including mergers and acquisitions advisory, credit risk analysis, equity research, capital structure optimization and corporate finance in both debt and equity products.

John earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and East Asian studies from Yale University. He also earned an Executive MBA, with a concentration in management and entrepreneurship, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Born in Cambodia, John immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. He and his parents are survivors of the Khmer Rouge concentration camp and were sponsored to the United States by the Catholic Sisters of St. Francis in La Crosse, WI where he grew up.

John has extensive for-profit and nonprofit board experience including Project Concern International (PCI Global), Cell-Ed, Viridis Learning, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), Upswing, BridgeEdU and Credly to name a few.