Saadia Madsbjerg

Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation

Former: Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company; Senior Vice-President, Strategic Planning, New York City Economic Development Corporation. Currently, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation, leading work on innovative finance, overseeing its “Zero Gap” portfolio; responsible for developing next generation finance mechanisms and large-scale blended finance funds that mobilize private sector capital towards the Sustainable Development Goals; work directly supports the Foundation’s mission of promoting the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Author; has contributed pieces to Foreign Affairs, Project Syndicate,, Business Insurance, and many other publications. Has been featured in numerous publications, such as the FT, Bloomberg, BBC, and WSJ Live. Frequently speaks at industry and finance events to advance the idea of innovative finance as a mainstream instrument of social policy.