Nick O Donohoe


About Nick O Donohoe

Nick O’Donohoe joined CDC, a development finance institution owned by the UK government, as its Chief Executive in June 2017. He is also a member of the CDC Board. He was previously a Senior Adviser to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he specialised in the use of blended finance models to support the work of the foundation.

Before taking up this role, Mr O’Donohoe co-founded, with Sir Ronald Cohen, Big Society Capital (BSC). He served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to December 2015. BSC is an independent financial institution established by the UK government as “the world's first social investment bank” and is capitalised with unclaimed UK bank accounts and investment by the largest UK banks.

Previously Mr O’Donohoe worked at JP Morgan, latterly as Global Head of Research. He was a member of the Management Committee of the Investment Bank and the Executive Committee of JP Morgan Chase, as well as the senior sponsor for JP Morgan's Social Finance Unit. He co-authored “Impact Investments: An Emerging Asset Class”, published by JP Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation in November 2010. Prior to working at JP Morgan, he spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs.

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