Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss

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Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss
Alma mater
OccupationBusinesswoman, economist

Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss (born July 28, 1956)[1] is an American (Iranian-born) businesswoman, entrepreneur and economist. She founded and is the CEO of RockCreek, a leading global investment firm that applies technology and innovation to investments, which she founded in 2003. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, broadcaster PBS, the American Red Cross, the World Resources Institute and former Board Chair of the World Wide Web Foundation.[2][3] Beschloss is past chair of the Investment Committee of the Ford Foundation and was on the Investment Committee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She was a member of the board of trustees of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Urban Institute.[4]


Beschloss has an M.Phil. in Economics from St Antony's College, Oxford.[5][6]


Beschloss taught international economics at Oxford,[7] then worked at J.P. Morgan and the World Bank, of which she became its treasurer and chief investment officer. She then became a managing director and partner of the Carlyle Group and president of Carlyle Asset Management before starting her own firm. She is a past member of the board of directors of Temple-Inland, and of the commercial property firm AMB Property Corporation (now Prologis). She is the co-author of The Economics of Natural Gas (Oxford) and has written numerous journal articles. She advises governments, central banks and regulatory agencies on public and financial policy.

Personal life[edit]

Beschloss is married to presidential historian Michael Beschloss.


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  2. ^ "Afsaneh Beschloss". Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Our Board Chair". World Wide Web Foundation. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Biosketch of Afsaneh Beschloss". Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  5. ^ "Afsaneh Beschloss Founder and CEO, The Rock Creek Group". Milken Institute. April 30, 2017.
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  7. ^ "BusinessWeek profile on Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss". Retrieved April 5, 2011.