SKYE BLANKS

Director of ICSB KHubs

Project Manager

Gazette Editor

skye@icsb.org

Skye Blanks serves as a Project Manager for the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), and serves as the Director of the Knowledge Hubs (KHubs) project, which are institutions or networks, dedicated to capture, share and exchange development experiences with national and international partners in order to accelerate development for micro-small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). He also specializes in the ICSB’s Entrepreneurship certificate programs. 

 

In addition to being a project manager, Skye is a Presidential Fellow at The George Washington University and is pursuing an MBA from the George Washington School of Business. Established in 1989, the Presidential Fellowship Program (PAF) is a two-year commitment which combines classroom education, professional experiences, and ambassadorial interaction with University leadership, faculty, staff, and alumni to provide an excellent learning experience in leadership and administration.

 

Skye currently holds a BA in International Affairs with a concentration in International Development from The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. 

 

Before dedicating his work towards the ICSB, Skye worked abroad as a Research and Development Intern for the Barcelona based NGO, Asociación Bienestar y Desarrollo.

 

Skye also served as a Treasury Scholar, working in the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Development Results and Accountability, within the Office of International Affairs, where he helped to analyze international economic development policies and review country strategies, projects, and evaluations for the Multilateral Development Banks.

 

In his free time Skye enjoys going to the gym to powerlift and train. Spending time with his family and friends, traveling and making creative content on financial literacy and life skills in the form of videos and podcasts.