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Soula Proxenos

Soula Proxenos

Adjunct Lecturer

  • Campus Location: Washington DC


Soula Proxenos is an adjunct lecturer at Johns Hopkins SAIS and the Carey Business School. She is an independent non-executive director of several organizations, consultant, and advisor. 

She was formally Managing Director of International Housing Solutions (January 2017). She led the effort in founding South African Workforce Housing Fund. The fund had its first close in 2006 and has approximately $220million of capital—amongst its investors is OPIC, Citi, MacArthur, and PSP. As founder, she developed the concept, was responsible for staffing, raising the capital, strategy and government relations. She was co-chair of the investment committee since inception. IHS closed its second fund, bringing its AUM to over $500 million. She was with the group for eleven years and remains on its advisory board.

Previous to this she was Managing Director of Fannie Mae’s International Housing Financial Services for seven years. She had responsibility for the P+L of Fannie Mae’s international consulting services and training programs, assisting in the development of market-based housing finance systems in over 35 countries.

Ms. Proxenos has more than 30 years of financial services experience. She has managed P+Ls, opened new markets globally, had responsibility for transforming Old Mutual’s business prior and during the South Africa’s political transformation. 

Ms. Proxenos received a BA from the University of Witwatersrand and an MBA. from the University of Stellenbosch, in South Africa.