About Us: Board of Directors

Board of Directors

EMpower’s Boards of Directors in New York, London, Hong Kong/Singapore are fierce champions of EMpower’s work, bringing passion, acumen, energy and financial resources to advance our mission and goals.

Aleem and Myrna Jivraj at Aangan Trust, Mumbai India
Aleem and Myrna Jivraj at Aangan Trust, Mumbai India

We are always so impressed when we visit EMpower’s grantee partners. They have a great understanding of the needs of the youth and communities they serve. What drew us to EMpower is the ability to find and work with best in class NGOs, and there is a high degree of transparency so we know that our donations are having a significant impact in the areas we care about. On top of that, EMpower works very closely with its grantee partners and helps them to scale up, so that they can become even more impactful over time – meaning our funds are multiplied in terms of impact.

Aleem and Myrna Jivraj, EMpower Board Directors in HK

United States
  • Basak Yavuz
  • Patricia Ahn
    Goldman Sachs
  • Eric Baurmeister
  • Kristin Ceva
    Payden & Rygel
  • James Donald
    Lazard Asset Management
  • Carlos Fernandez-Aller
  • Beth Fredrick
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Michael Hirschhorn
  • Tim Jensen
  • Kathleen Kinsella
  • Robert Kushen
    Porticus Foundation
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Rekha Nair
  • Osmin Rivera
    Goldman Sachs
  • Matthew W. Ryan
    MFS Investment Management
  • EMpower
  • Jim Valone
United Kingdom
  • William Blair
  • Pictet
  • Cape Ann Asset Management
  • Barclays
  • BBVA
  • Argentem Creek Partners
  • Legal & General
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Gemcorp Capital LLP
  • Deutsche Bank
  • MarketAxess
Hong Kong
  • Philanthropic Advisor
  • EMpower
Singapore Committee
  • Sandeep Gupta
    Broad Peak Investment Advisors

India Advisory Council
  • Nisha Dhawan
  • Ravinder Kaur
    Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Prarthana Kumar
    Harvard Business Publishing

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