Stephen Hollingshead

Pearland, TX

Dr. Stephen Hollingshead helps create jobs in tough spots by using technologies to improve and extend the administration of property rights.

A former financial regulator and cabinet-level economic advisor, he founded ChangeInEx to address the global de-risking crisis (banks pulling back from developing markets because of post-9/11 regulation) and created the Secured Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) model for investment in post-conflict environments. Both of these tools emerged from his work to address genocide and the refugee crisis, and they share a common theme: The only enduring solution to the crisis is to give families the dignity of productive work. To do this, we must give basic property rights—identity, title, and exchange—to those most in need; and we must improve property rights for investors and entrepreneurs where investment is most needed.

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