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Thomas Belazis

DirectorInnovative Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation

Thomas Belazis serves as a Director of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Innovative Finance team where he oversees global climate investments. Since joining Rockefeller in 2017, Thomas has led investments across various sectors and geographies, spearheading equity, mezzanine and other structured transactions. During this time, Thomas managed investments within the Foundation’s global distributed energy strategy, which scaled into a $1 billion+ clean energy transition platform. He also launched and co-managed the Zero Gap Fund, Rockefeller’s first impact fund leveraging third-party capital. Throughout his tenure, Thomas has served as a board member and advisor to various private companies and fund managers.

Before joining the Foundation, Thomas was a growth equity investor at TAU Investment Management, a private equity firm focused on improving the social and environmental sustainability of global supply chains. Prior to TAU, he was an investment analyst at the GEM Group, a $3.4 billion alternative investment firm focused on private and public equity investing in the U.S. and emerging markets.

In his early career, Thomas was a management consultant based in Rio de Janeiro where he led international expansion projects for multinational clients, working across the Americas and Asia Pacific regions. Thomas holds a master’s degree in development economics and energy from Columbia University and a BS in finance from Miami University.

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  • Nov 08 2017
    Perspective What Do The United States and Syria Have in Common? Nothing anymore…as of November 7th, the United States is the only nation in the world not committed to the Paris climate agreement. Recent announcements from Syria and Nicaragua to officially join the climate pact make this world power the last one standing. With COP23 officially in session, representatives from around the world are convening in […] Thomas Belazis