Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss

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Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss (born July 28, 1956 in Iran.[1]) is a United States national who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the hedge fund company Rock Creek. She is a member of the board at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, broadcaster PBS, the American Red Cross, the World Resources Institute and Board Chair of the World Wide Web Foundation.[2][3]


Beschloss has an M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University.


Beschloss become the chief investment officer of the World Bank in 1996. In 1999 she changed role to become the bank's treasurer. Beschloss has also worked for J.P. Morgan in New York and London, for Shell International Group Planning in London, and she taught international trade at Oxford University.[4] She is a past member of the board of directors of Temple-Inland, and of the commercial property firm AMB Property Corporation.

Current activities[edit]

Beschloss is chairman of the Investment Committee of the Ford Foundation and is on the Investment Committee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Urban Institute.[5] She advises international pension funds and central banks and has written a number of journal articles and books.

Personal life[edit]

Beschloss is married to presidential historian Michael Beschloss.


  1. ^ HERSHEY Jr, ROBERT D. (May 24, 1998). "INVESTING IT; Yes, Risk-Taking At the World Bank". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Afsaneh Beschloss". Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Our Board Chair". World Wide Web Foundation. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "BusinessWeek profile on Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss". Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Biosketch of Afsaneh Beschloss". Retrieved 2012-02-27.