President and CEO, The Rock Creek Group, United States
Afsaneh 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 a $3 billion portfolio of alternative investment funds as well as private equity strategies. Her previous responsibilities at the World Bank included leading the National Gas Development Group and the Energy Sector Management Program. 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 also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ford Foundation, where she is Chairman of the Investment Committee. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and is on the Investment Committee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Temple-Inland, Inc., and of AMB Corporation. She advises international pension funds and central banks and has written a number of journal articles and books. She holds an MPhil (Honors) in Economics from Oxford University.