Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
As chief investment officer, Kim Y. Lew is responsible for the investment management and oversight of the Corporation’s endowment.
Prior to joining the Corporation, Ms. Lew spent seven years as senior manager of private equity for the Ford Foundation. In this role, she was responsible for managing the foundation’s investments in venture capital and buyout funds. Additionally, she managed the distribution portfolio and explored new areas of alternative investing. For the five years prior to that, she was the technology portfolio strategist for Ford. During that time, she was responsible for making the buy, hold, sell decisions for publicly traded stocks in the technology sector on behalf of the foundation’s internally managed portfolio. Before joining Ford, she worked in the Private Placement Group of Prudential and in the Middle Market Banking Group of the former Chemical Bank.
Ms. Lew earned a BS from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business. Additionally, she was awarded her Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1996. She has served as both a grader and standard setter for the CFA exam.
Lew serves as board chair of the Stevens Cooperative School and as a member of the Mutual Fund Board of Ariel Investments. She is a member of the investment committees of the Girl Scouts of America and the ACLU, and the steering committee of the Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN). She is married and the mother of two daughters.