Joshua Soloway

Director, Economic Club of Africa in New York

Joshua Soloway is a serial entrepreneur, attorney, and investment banker with decades of experience in capital markets, energy, finance, and technology. He has expertise in ESG, emissions markets, strategy, finance, and securities matters affecting asset managers, and large cap, middle market, and emerging growth companies. He has advised on $2 billion of carbon and environmental asset transactions.

Mr. Soloway was formerly a partner at New York-based law firms Moses & Singer LLP, Barton LLP, and CKR Law. At CKR Law, he led the venture capital and emerging growth company practice group. He began his legal career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC), where he advised institutional asset managers, financial institutions, and strategic investors on international tax, fund structuring, and investment transactions, as well as regulatory and compliance matters.

Earlier in his career, he founded a boutique Wall Street law firm that represented international investors and issuers on US capital markets activities. As Co-Founder and CEO of Ameritus Capital Group, he led the firm’s banking and financial advisory businesses, specializing in institutional private placements. He was previously Managing Director of Rainmaker Global, an international consulting firm focused on market expansion and accelerated growth strategies.

In addition to his professional activities, he serves on the board of Child Rescue Association and was appointed Special Counsel to the Vatican’s Impact Accelerator, The Laudato Si Challenge and is a founding member of Forbes Impact. He co-hosts the top-rated Innovation & Leadership, Funding Lab, and Impact Dealmaker podcasts. He is also a frequent speaker on international business, startup and venture finance, energy, and impact investing.

He holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, and a JD from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Soloway is Co-Chair, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee, American Bar Association.