Gerald Pambo-Awich (Gerry) is an investment officer on the Mission Investments team at the Ford Foundation. He supports execution and management of investments under the Foundation’s two mission investment funds—the $350 million program-related investment fund and the newly created $1 billion mission-related investment fund.

Prior to joining Ford, Gerry served as director of strategic initiativses & impact investments at Prudential Financial. In this dual role, he focused on initiatives to influence the future of Prudential’s international insurance business and managed a portfolio of more than $250 million in investments that met Prudential’s social value criteria while providing risk-adjusted financial returns. Gerry also worked in Prudential’s Corporate Development team. Gerry began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co, followed by investment roles at early stage venture capital and growth equity firms Bridges Ventures and Kapor Capital.

Gerry serves on a number of board and advisory board positions on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Outside of work he also serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including the board of governors of Bard College, and on the board of directors for the African Services Committee. Gerry received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor of arts degree in computer science from Bard College, where he was a Distinguished Scientist Scholar.