Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Afsaneh Beschloss

Founder and CEO, The Rock Creek Group

Afsaneh M. Beschloss is founder and CEO of Rock Creek, a leading global investment firm. Previously, she served as Managing Director and Partner at the Carlyle Group and as President of Carlyle Asset Management. She also served as Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of the World Bank and worked at Shell International and J.P. Morgan. Ms. Beschloss has advised governments and central banks on global public and financial policy, and has a long history of investing in energy, infrastructure, emerging markets and impact/ESG. She chairs the World Wide Web Foundation Board and serves on the boards of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the American Red Cross and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) where she chairs the investment committee. Ms. Beschloss is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Investor Governors and the Council of Foreign Relations. Ms. Beschloss holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford, where she taught international trade and economic development.


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