Chair, Independent Dormant Assets Commission

Nick O’Donohoe

Nick O’Donohoe

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Biography

Nick O’Donohoe was the Chief Executive Officer of Big Society Capital from 2011 to December 2015 and helped to establish and launch this independent financial institution. Nick is a Senior Advisor to the Gates Foundation.

Previously Nick was at J.P. Morgan, latterly as Global Head of Research. He was a member of the Management Committee of the Investment Bank and the Executive Committee of J.P. Morgan Chase, as well as the senior sponsor for J.P. Morgan’s Social Finance Unit. Nick co-authored ‘Impact Investments: An Emerging Asset Class’, published by J.P. Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation in November 2010. Before J.P. Morgan Nick worked at Goldman Sachs.

Nick is a board member of the Global Impact Investing Network and Chairman of the WEF Social Innovation Council. He is also Vice Chairman of the Global Steering Group on Impact Investing and a member of the Investment Committee of the Women’s World Banking Microfinance Fund. He has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in Mathematical Economics and Statistics from Trinity College, Dublin.

Chair, Independent Dormant Assets Commission

The Chair has overall responsibility for the Independent Dormant Assets Commission.