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Ford Foundation – Portrait Session 2016 – Gabrielle Sulzberger

Gabrielle Sulzberger

Chair, Global ESG Advisory

Gabrielle Sulzberger is Chair of Teneo’s global ESG practice. She is a seasoned financial executive with over 30 years of experience assisting public and privately held companies in consumer products, retail, financial services and life sciences.  Gabrielle has helped companies globally navigate disruption and transformation, execution of major M&A transactions, and engagement with shareholder activists. She brings deep corporate governance experience through her work with corporate boards and is qualified to serve on audit committees as a financial expert.

Gabrielle currently serves as a strategic advisor to TwoSigma Impact, a New York based private equity fund. Previously, Gabrielle was a General Partner of Fontis Partners, a private equity fund based in Pasadena, California. Prior to joining Fontis Partners, Gabrielle served as CFO of several public and private companies, including Gluecode Software, a venture-backed open source software company which was sold to IBM, and Crown Services, a California based consolidation of commercial contractors.

Until August of 2017, Gabrielle served as Chairman of the board of Whole Foods, where for 13 years she had previously served as Chair of the company’s audit committee. She currently serves on the board of MasterCard, Brixmor Property Group, where she chairs the governance committee, Cerevel Therapeutics, where she chairs the Audit Committee, Acorns, JustWorks, and True Food Kitchen, where she is Chairman of the Board. Previously Gabrielle served on four other public company boards:  Teva Pharmaceuticals, Stage Stores, IndyMac Bank, and Bright Horizons, and numerous private company boards.

Gabrielle is a Trustee of the Ford Foundation, and is chair of the governance committee. She also serves on the Boards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sesame Street Workshop, TimesUp and Trinity Church Wall Street.  She is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

Gabrielle received her B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. She received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

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