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John D. Von Pischke

John D. Von Pischke, American development banker. Treasurer, Reston (Virginia) Commuter Bus, Inc., 1980-1983.


  • Pischke, John D. Von was born on April 11, 1940 in East Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Son of John LeRoy and Edna Elizabeth (Kolb) Von Pischke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, College Wooster, 1962. Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Glasgow, Scotland, 1977.


    • Credit trainee Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, 1967-1969, assistant treasurer London, also Monrovia, Liberia, 1969-1971. Visiting research associate Institute for Development Studies, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1972-1975. Independent consultant Nairobi and Glasgow, Scotland, 1971-1976.

      Finance analyst World Bank, Washington, 1976-1981, senior finance analyst, since 1981. Secretary Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union, Washington, since 1983.


    • Author: Finance at the Frontier: Debt Capacity and the Role of Credit in the Private Economy, 1991. Senior editor, contributor: Rural Financial Markets in Low-Income Countries, 1983. Co-editor, contributor Undermining Rural Development with Cheap Credit, 1984, Credito Agricola y Desarrolla Rural: La Nueva Vision, 1987.


    Treasurer, Reston (Virginia) Commuter Bus, Inc., 1980-1983.


    • Married Gretel Langford, July 15, 1967. Children: John Makonnen, Leslie Alexander.
    • father: John LeRoy Pischke
    • mother: Edna Elizabeth (Kolb) Von Pischke
    • spouse: Gretel Langford
    • children: John Makonnen Pischke
    • Leslie Alexander Pischke
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    • 1962
      College Wooster
    • 1964
      Columbia University
    • 1977
      University Glasgow
    • 1967 - 1969
      Credit trainee, Chase Manhattan Bank
    • 1971 - 1976
      independent consultant, Nairobi and Glasgow
      Scotland, Connecticut, United States
    • 1972 - 1975
      visiting research associate, Institute for Development Studies
    • 1976 - 1981
      finance analyst, World Bank
      Washington, United States
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