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Alex Bashian

DirectorInnovative Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation

Alexander Bashian is Director of Innovative Finance at The Rockefeller Foundation where he leads investments and partnerships focused on clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and nature-based-solutions. Alexander has over a decade of climate-focused impact investment experience in early-stage ventures and private debt, both as a Senior Investment Officer at responsAbility Investments and Investment Manager at Invested Development (2011-2018). Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Alexander led strategic impact investments and corporate sustainability initiatives at Meta (2019-2022).

Alex began his career as an analyst on the electricity trading desks at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. His academic background includes a BA in Environmental Management with a minor in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MPA from Columbia University with a specialization in International Energy Management and Policy, and adjunct professorships with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.