Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss joined The Rockefeller Foundation board of trustees in 2022.
Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss is Founder and CEO of RockCreek. Previously, she was Managing Director and Partner at the Carlyle Group. She was Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of the World Bank and worked at J.P. Morgan. Afsaneh has advised governments, central banks, and regulatory agencies on global public policy and financial policy as well as energy. She led the World Bank’s energy investments and policy work on areas including sustainable investing, renewable energy, power, and infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and founded its Natural Gas Group as a transitional fuel.
Afsaneh is Chair of PBS Foundation, and trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study, World Resources Institute, Council on Foreign Relations, Global Alliance for Vaccines, Georgetown University, and Bretton Woods Committee.
She was recognized by Carnegie Corporation in their Great Immigrants, Great Americans 2020 list, received the Institutional Investor Lifetime Achievement Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award, and been listed among the “Most Powerful Women in Banking” by American Banker.
Afsaneh holds an MPhil (Honors) in Economics from the University of Oxford, where she taught international trade and economic development. She is the co-author of The Economics of Natural Gas and author of numerous journal articles on energy, finance, renewable energy, and impact investing.
“We know that access to creative capital fuels growth and spurs job opportunities in underserved and under-resourced communities globally, and at the same time, we know that the market won’t deliver everywhere and for everyone. This is why I am thrilled to work alongside this incredible Board of Trustees at The Rockefeller Foundation, which is a true leader in using its philanthropic capital, convening power, and innovative partnerships to overcome those market barriers and reach communities all over the world and right here in the United States.”
― Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss