Robert Eichfeld

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During a 33-year career with Citigroup, Bob managed many of Citibank’s business, country and regional activities while posted in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the Caribbean followed by Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, India and again in Saudi Arabia.

Since 2000 he has continued to use the business and cultural awareness skills that arise from having lived in or traveled to over 100 countries. He advised a de-novo venture capital fund in the United Arab Emirates and helped set up a new Islamic Bank in Bahrain. He joined the board of the leading investment bank in the Middle East, Cairo based EFG-Hermes where he serves on the Bank’s audit committee. EFG specializes in brokerage and research, private equity, corporate finance, and asset management across the Arab world.

He is currently Chair of the Global Advisory Council at his alma mater, the Thunderbird School of Global Management and is a member of Thunderbird’s Board of Trustees. He also serves as Vice Chair of the board of Give To Colombia, an organization working to improve the lives of the poor in Colombia. Further, he is a member of the board at the National Philanthropic Trust, a Philadelphia based asset management company working with individuals and institutions to manage their philanthropic funding and grant-making. He remains active in Rotary and supports its social development work in various countries.

Bob graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Economics, from Thunderbird with a degree in International Business Management, and from Harvard’s Executive Program for Management Development.

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