Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RockCreek

Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss is founder and CEO of the investment management firm RockCreek. She was previously a partner at the Carlyle Group and treasurer and chief investment officer of the World Bank, worked at Shell and JPMorgan Chase, and taught economic development and international trade at Oxford University. She has advised governments, regulators, and central banks on financial policy and led the World Bank’s energy policy and investments, including in impactful investments, renewable energy, and power to reduce carbon emissions. She is the coauthor of The Economics of Natural Gas: Pricing, Planning and Policy.

Beschloss is vice chair of the board of directors of PBS, a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study, and a member of the board of directors of the World Resources Institute and Georgetown University. She was recognized by Carnegie Corporation in their “Great Immigrants, Great Americans 2020” list, has received the Institutional Investor Lifetime Achievement Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award, and has been listed among the “Most Powerful Women in Banking” by American Banker. She holds an MPhil in economics from Oxford.