Elizabeth Yee

Executive Vice-President, Programmes, Rockefeller Foundation

Elizabeth Yee is the Executive Vice President of Programs and is a member of the Executive Team. She oversees The Foundation’s portfolio of global programs and grantmaking, regional offices, learning and impact, and leads the advancement of the Foundation’s strategic priorities. She is the former Chief of Staff and joined The Foundation in 2019 as the Managing Director of Climate and Resilience.

From 2015-2019, Liz held various executive leadership roles at 100 Resilient Cities, a sponsored project of The Foundation, where she led the development of strategic partnerships, financial solutions and collaborated with member cities and investors to develop and implement resilience projects.

Before joining 100 Resilient Cities, Liz co-led the Public Power and Utilities practice at Barclays Capital. During her seventeen years in financial services at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, Liz originated, developed, structured and executed over $30 billion of infrastructure, energy, commodities and derivative transactions. She and her team were two time “Bond Buyer Deal of the Year” recipients for their innovative approaches to renewable energy finance.

She is a visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, serves on Co-Impact’s Foundational Fund and Gender Advisory Boards, and co-chairs the Climate Coalition for Lower Manhattan. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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