Roy Swan

Director, Mission Investments
Ford Foundation

Roy Swan is the inaugural head of the Ford Foundation’s Mission Investments program, which deploys endowment capital for market rate impact investments, program-related investment capital for catalytic opportunities ranging from market rate to concessionary, and grant capital to support the global impact investing and Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) ecosystems. Roy’s team covers the U.S., Africa, China, India, Indonesia and southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Roy’s background includes banking, finance, general management, investments, and law. Over the last three decades Roy has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards and advisory committees. Roy currently serves on the boards of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Freddie Mac, and Parnassus Funds. Roy is also a member of the AQR Funds Advisory Board and KKR Sustainability Expert Advisory Council. In the past, Roy has served on boards including Aequi Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: ARBG), the Dalton School, Enterprise Community Partners, LIIF, the Morgan Stanley Foundation, the SASB Foundation, and Varo Bank, among others.

Roy is a 1986 graduate of Princeton University, where he was a recruited member of the Track & Field team, and a 1992 graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was a Notes Editor of the Stanford Law Review.


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