John McCall MacBain (Founding Chair and Vice-Chair)

John McCall MacBain is Founder of Pamoja Capital and President of the McCall MacBain Foundation. Previously, Mr McCall MacBain was the Founder, President, and CEO of Trader Classified Media, the world’s leading company in the classified advertising sector. He served as President and CEO from the company’s inception of business in 1987 until its sale in 2006.

Mr McCall MacBain is a Founder, former Chair, and current Vice-Chair of the European Climate Foundation (ECF) Supervisory Board, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy. Mr McCall MacBain currently devotes a significant amount of his time to philanthropic activities. He is a Second Century Founder of the Rhodes Trust, Chairman of the 110th Rhodes Anniversary, and a Trustee of the Rhodes Trust and the Mandela Rhodes Trust. He is Chairman of the Trudeau Foundation and the Founding Chair of the ECF.

Mr McCall MacBain is a Rhodes Scholar and received his MBA from Harvard Business School, an MA in Law from Oxford University, and a BA with Honours in Economics from McGill University. Mr McCall MacBain also holds honorary doctorates from McGill University, Dalhousie University, and Brock University in Canada.