Clare Boland Ross

Former Managing Director

Clare Boland Ross joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2014. As the Managing Director for the Power Initiative, Mrs. Boland Ross currently works with internal teams and external partners to develop the strategy for the Rockefeller Foundation’s new energy initiative.

Prior to this role, Mrs. Boland Ross led Partnerships and Innovation for the Foundation’s Smart Power for Rural Development initiative. The Smart Power initiative works with a range of partners to provide access to energy and livelihood opportunities for rural communities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar through the establishment of renewable energy mini-grids.

Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Mrs. Boland Ross helped to set up a chain of affordable high schools in the Philippines and worked with companies in Asia to responsibly address opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid. Previously she worked with Aavishkaar, an impact investing fund, where she invested in and supported early-stage enterprises in rural India. Mrs. Boland Ross started her career with The Boston Consulting Group where she worked in the New York, Mumbai, and London offices.

She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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  • Sep 01 2021
    Blog Post Energizing the Covid-19 Recovery Effort in Africa and Asia The Covid-19 Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF) is an alliance of 16 governments, foundations, and investors, providing emergency capital to off-grid energy providers in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia in order to bring reliable, sustainably powered electricity to more than 20 million people. In the last decade, the world made encouraging progress towards ensuring universal access […] Clare Boland