Afsaneh Beschloss

Director since 2012.  Ms. Beschloss is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Rock Creek Group.  Prior to this, Ms. Beschloss was the Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of the World Bank, responsible for managing $65 billion in assets and a $30 billion funding strategy, as well as $160 billion in derivatives and structured products. In this position, Ms. Beschloss was instrumental in developing the Bank’s portfolio of alternative investments and private equity investments. Her previous responsibilities at the World Bank included Senior Manager of the Derivatives and Structured Products Group and Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager. She also managed the Bank’s Energy Program and Natural Gas Investments, and was responsible for investing in oil and gas, chemicals, and infrastructure. Ms. Beschloss previously worked for J.P. Morgan in New York and London, for Shell International Group Planning in London, and she taught international trade at Oxford University. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ford Foundation, where she has chaired the Investment Committee. She is also on the Board and Investment Committee of the Urban Institute and World Resources Institute.  She advises international pension funds and central banks and has written a number of journal articles and books, including The Economics of Natural Gas, Oxford University Press, co-authored with DeAnne Julius. Ms. Beschloss has received the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation Ripple of Hope Award and The 100 Women in Hedge Funds Industry Leadership Award. She holds an MPhil (Honors) in Economics from Oxford University.  Ms. Beschloss is Vice Chair of the PBS Investment Subcommittee and serves on the Audit and Finance committees. She previously served on the PBS Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

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