Open Society Foundations appoints Caroline Anstey chief operations officer


Alliance magazine


The human rights-focused philanthropic network, Open Society Foundations, announced the appointment of Caroline Anstey, formerly of USB and World Bank, as chief operations officer starting June 2017.

Founded by George Soros in 1984, the Open Society Foundations is a global network of offices and foundations fighting for justice, education, public health, and transparency. The Foundations’ expenditures to date total over $13 billion, with an annual budget of $940.7 million for 2017. Open Society has 40 offices around the globe and encompasses over 20 different programs.

Caroline Anstey.

Anstey will report directly to the foundations’ president, Chris Stone.  She will be first to serve in the newly created position and will provide leadership and strategic direction to the main operational functions of finance, human resources, information technology, real estate and facilities, and security.

Previously, Anstey was managing director at UBS AG in Zurich, Switzerland, where she worked on the bank’s sustainable investment, philanthropy, product development and oversaw the bank’s Optimus Foundation. Prior to that, she worked at World Bank Group for 18 years, where she served as vice president of external affairs, chief of staff to then World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick, country director for the Caribbean, and managing director.

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