Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss

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Afsaneh Beschloss
Born (1956-07-28) July 28, 1956 (age 64)
EducationSt Antony's College, Oxford (MPhil)
Spouse(s)Michael Beschloss

Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss (born July 28, 1956)[1] is an Iranian-American economist, businesswoman and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of RockCreek, an investment firm that she founded in 2003.


Beschloss received M.Phil. in Economics from St Antony's College, Oxford.[2][3]


Beschloss taught international economics at Oxford,[4] then worked at J.P. Morgan and World Bank, of which she became a treasurer and chief investment officer.[5] She briefly left the bank to join Royal Dutch Shell.[6]

Beschloss 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 former 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.

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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 Founder and CEO, The Rock Creek Group". Milken Institute. April 30, 2017.
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  4. ^ "BusinessWeek profile on Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss". Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  5. ^ Afsaneh Mashayekhi Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).
  6. ^ Afsaneh Mashayekhi Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).
  7. ^ "Afsaneh Beschloss". Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  8. ^ PBS Foundation Board of Directors Elects Afsaneh Beschloss as Chair PBS, press release of September 30, 2020.
  9. ^ Afsaneh Beschloss and Kevin J. Maroni Join National Geographic Society Board of Trustees National Geographic Society, press release of April 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Board of Trustees: Afsaneh Beschloss American Red Cross.
  11. ^ Board of Directors Bretton Woods Committee.
  12. ^ Afsaneh Mashayekhi Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).
  13. ^ "Biosketch of Afsaneh Beschloss". Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  14. ^ "Our Board Chair". World Wide Web Foundation. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.