TUNE-IN: Public, Private, Social Sector Leaders Explore “Employment Through Enterprise”

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How is strategic investment in Africa and other emerging markets creating jobs? How is the extractive industry adapting its approach to foster greater local opportunity? How does economic development contribute to peace and conflict-resolution?

These questions and others will be explored in a discussion moderated by Harry Pastuszek, Vice President of Enterprise & Community Development at PYXERA Global. Harry will lead a conversation among tri-sector leaders that will address how the public, private, and social sectors are working together to promote sustained, inclusive economic growth and employment around the world. The conversation will also explore the biggest challenges in creating environments and systems that foster entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation.

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Featured Speakers

Tam Nguyen is Global Head of Sustainability at the Bechtel Corporation (@Bechtel), one of the most respected engineering, procurement, and construction companies in the world. Tam has more than two decades of progressive, diversified experience with industries operating in emerging markets, high risk sectors, and challenging issue environments, including corporate responsibility and sustainability. He has international business experience with assignments in West Africa, North-and South-east Asia, Europe and Central Asia, and Central and South America.

Elizabeth Crowell is CEO of Bpeace (@BpeaceHQ), a nonprofit network of business volunteers who work with entrepreneurs in conflict-affected communities to scale their businesses, create significant employment for all, and expand the economic power of women. Elizabeth is a highly successful entrepreneur and angel investor whose purpose and passion is to help entrepreneurs start and grow their ventures. She has 20 years of experience building businesses, organizations, and boards through leadership and creative problem-solving.


Harry Pastuszek is Vice President of Enterprise & Community Development at PYXERA Global (@PYXERAGlobal). Before joining the PYXERA Global team, Harry was with the Bechtel Corporation, where he served as Sustainable Development Manager in the Washington, DC office, servicing the company’s oil and gas and mining clients on mega-construction projects in Angola, Canada, and the US. In 2009 he relocated to Brisbane, Australia, to assume the role of Global Manager of Sustainable Development for Bechtel’s Mining and Metals Business Unit. Prior to joining Bechtel in 2006, Harry spent seven years working in a variety of roles in the Environment and Social Development Department at the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).


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