Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RockCreek

MPhil (Hons) in Economics, University of Oxford. Formerly: worked at Shell International and J.P. Morgan; Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer, World Bank, leading its energy investments and policy work on sustainable impact investing, which includes renewable and clean energy and power projects to reduce carbon emissions and founded its natural gas investment group to replace coal in many emerging markets; Managing Director and Partner, Carlyle Group; President, Carlyle Asset Management. Currently, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RockCreek. Former Trustee, Ford Foundation, chairing the Investment Committee and as Member, Sustainability Advisory Committee. Member of the Board: Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; World Resources Institute; American Red Cross. Vice-Chair, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Member: Visiting Committee, Center for Development Economics, Williams College; World Economic Forum’s Investor Governors; Council on Foreign Relations. Has advised governments, central banks, and regulatory agencies on global public policy and financial policy. Taught international trade and economic development, University of Oxford. Co-Author, “The Economics of Natural Gas”; Author of numerous journal articles on energy and finance. Recipient, Institutional Investor Lifetime Achievement Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award. Recognized as one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking.