Craig O'Connor

Craig O’Connor has served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University since the spring semester of 1997.

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He has taught International Business in the Undergraduate Program of the McDonough School of Business continuously since 1997, and since 2012 has taught International Project Finance in the MBA program. Professor O'Connor is a past recipient of Dean’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Faculty Teaching, and in 2016 received the Peter W. Gonzalez, Jr. Award for Excellence in Adjunct Faculty Teaching. Professor O’Connor is the current Faculty Director for McDonough School of Business Global Business Experience – Ireland for the Masters in International Management Program.

Professor O’Connor currently serves as the Senior Director for International Business Development and Strategy at Nextracker, the world’s largest supplier of solar power tracking systems for the last 8 consecutive years.

From January 1993 to January 2024 Professor O'Connor served in various trade finance and project finance positions at the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D.C. Professor O’Connor began his career at the Bank as the Loan Officer for the Middle East and North Africa, was appointed as the Bank’s Environmental Liaison Officer in 1994, and served as a Director for International Business Development from 1998-2008, where he covered the Asia Pacific and Latin America Regions. From 2008 to 2024, Professor O'Connor served as the Bank's Renewable Energy Officer, and also as a Senior Loan Officer within the Project and Structured Finance Division. He worked closely with renewable energy exporters, international customers, and project developers to create “Bankable” project structures. In 2008, he created the Bank's Renewable Energy Business Development Initiative that resulted over $4 billion in support of renewable energy exports.