Giovanna Ban

CFR Staff

Giovanna Ban

The David F. Swensen Chief Investment Officer

Giovanna Ban joined the Council on Foreign Relations in March 2017 as the chief investment officer. She is responsible for partnering with the Investment Committee in the investment management and oversight of the endowment portfolio and for managing the internal investment team. Previously she was a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates working in the US and Europe between 2000 and 2017. She holds a BS from Columbia University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She is also a chartered financial analyst.

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NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The war in Ukraine marks a new era of instability in Europe. Countering Russia’s efforts will require a stronger, more coordinated NATO.

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After the rise of Chinese power during the 2010s and failed U.S. policies in the Indo-Pacific, the United States should renew the Pivot to Asia and place the region at the center of its grand strategy.*