THE GREATER BALTIMORE COMMITTEE WELCOMES NEW CHIEF ECONOMIC OFFICER POTHIK CHATTERJEE TO LEAD THE ORGANIZATION’S EFFORTS AROUND REGIONAL INVESTMENT
(Baltimore, Md.) – The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Pothik Chatterjee as its first-ever chief economic officer. Chatterjee brings a diverse portfolio of economic and operational leadership to the organization that will bolster the committee’s ability to provide a leading voice in the Baltimore region on equitable economic growth and civic issues.
“With the merger, the GBC will unify the region around economic opportunities that position our communities for investments and innovations that create accessible pathways, support diverse entrepreneurs, and attract and scale emerging industries,” said Greater Baltimore Committee President & CEO Mark Anthony Thomas. “Pothik’s extensive background convening stakeholders to drive innovation across the finance, healthcare and technology sectors makes him a tremendous asset for the GBC to not just telling our region’s dynamic story, but providing the leadership needed for the region to thrive in a fiercely competitive global economic environment.”
As chief economic officer, Chatterjee will lead the organization’s economic development initiatives, including shaping the GBC’s efforts to accelerate economic opportunity for the Greater Baltimore region and pursue competitive opportunities that advance innovation and business investment within the region. The GBC has an open RFP for a firm to develop a regional economic opportunity plan and will announce the selection at the annual meeting on Thursday, May 25th.
Drawing from almost 15 years of experience working in leadership positions, Chatterjee will provide valuable insight in leading the GBC’s strategic and economic initiatives. Chatterjee joins the GBC from LifeBridge Health, where he served most recently as Assistant Vice President for Innovation & Operations Support. Prior to LifeBridge Health, he served as the Director of Business Development & Strategic Operations for Brigham Physicians Organization in Boston. Other distinguished companies Chatterjee has worked with include Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Bank of Canada and Northleaf Capital Partners.
Chatterjee earned his MBA in Business Administration and Management from Harvard University, an MA in Energy Policy and Finance from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a BS in internal economics from Georgetown University and an International Baccalaureate Diploma in economics, mathematics and English from Jakarta International School. Chatterjee has been recognized as one of Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees. He is also a recipient of the “Best in Tech” award from the Baltimore Business Journal among other awards in the Baltimore tech and entrepreneurship community.
ABOUT THE GREATER BALTIMORE COMMITTEE
The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is a regional organization of business and civic leaders that includes businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational and civic institutions. It is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region on issues relating to equitable economic growth, racial inclusion, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC markets the region’s economic assets and opportunities and promotes Greater Baltimore as a world-class market in which to do business, live, learn and invest. The GBC’s membership includes more than 500-member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, foundations and educational and healthcare institutions in the Greater Baltimore region. For more information, visit gbc.org.
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