Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
Matthew Bishop recently joined the Rockefeller Foundation as managing director, to take forward the Foundation’s convening, networking, and problem-solving capabilities by expanding the work of The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, creating a new global institute that will bring together diverse voices from around the world to shine a light on big ideas, and help to rapidly implement scalable solutions to improve the lives of even the most vulnerable. Previously, he spent more than 25 years at The Economist, serving in roles such as U.S. Business Editor, New York Bureau Chief and global business editor. Through a variety of writing, editorial, and leadership roles, he has committed himself to turning good ideas into forceful action. Bishop cofounded the Social Progress Index, helped to launch the #GivingTuesday campaign, and was a member of the G8 Taskforce on Social Impact Investing. He is the co-author of several books, including Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World and The Road From Ruin. Some years ago, he was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.