Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Jeffrey Walker

Chairman, New Profit; Chairman, Contemplative Science Center at University of Virginia

Jeffrey Walker is chairman of New Profit, a social change investment fund, and vice chair in the United Nations Envoy's Office for Health Finance and Malaria. He also currently serves on the boards of the University of Virginia, Berklee College of Music, the Miller Center, Grammys Music Education Coalition, Just Capital, AmpUP, AMP for Health, and the University of Virginia Undergraduate Business School, where he was president for ten years. He is a partner in Bridge Builders investment fund, serves on the Board of Dean's Advisors and was on the visiting committee at the Harvard Business School, and is on the advisory boards of MIT Media Lab, Center for Contemplative Sciences at UVA (which he chairs), and the Harvard School of Public Health. Previously, Jeff was executive-in-residence at Harvard Business School, focusing on social enterprises. He co-authored "The Generosity Network" and founded and ran JP Morgan Partners, a $14 billion private equity fund. Jeff has written and researched extensively on the topic of system change and system entrepreneurs.


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