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Carlos Carrazana Kogod Commencement Speaker

KSB Speaker Carlos Carrazana

Carlos Carrazana is chief operating officer and executive vice president at Save the Children Federation. The organization’s mission is to create positive change for children in need in the United States and around the world.

As chief operating officer of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation from 2008 to 2012, Carrazana worked to eliminate pediatric HIV infection and pediatric AIDS.

In 2003 Carrazana joined Abt Associates, where he was responsible for the management and technical oversight of global and bilateral health care projects and led private health care sector expansion efforts. He then served as a vice president of the international health division.

He worked for the emerging markets division of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, where he directed the Summa Foundation. His responsibilities included identifying private health care sector opportunities in Nicaragua, Cambodia, Thailand, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Peru, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic. He directed the NIH-funded National Initiatives on Cancer project at the University of Miami and the CDC-funded Mpowerment project, an HIV prevention and voluntary counseling and testing program.

Carrazana began his career in banking, serving as vice president for Latin American and African programs at First Union Bank (now Wells Fargo), as relationship manager and senior corporate officer in the Latin American division of Riggs National Bank (now PNC), and as a global lending officer at Chase Manhattan Bank (now Chase Bank).

He holds an MPH from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, an MBA from American University’s Kogod School of Business, and a BS in business economics from Bentley College.