Ms. Suzanne Bishopric is Managing Partner of Global Sovereign Advisors, providing advisory services to Central Banks, Public Pension Funds and Sovereign Wealth Funds. She serves as Board Director of Lim Advisors MultiStrategy Fund (Hong Kong) and the Advisory Board of CyNation, a cybersecurity company based in London.
Until 2015, Bishopric was Director (CIO) Investments of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, astutely foreseeing the financial crisis and increasing the value of the fund from almost $38 Billion in 2007 to $54 Billion in 2015. She initiated the Fund’s investments in Private Equity, Infrastructure, Green Bonds and Low Volatility ETF’s. As Treasurer of the United Nations, she received a letter of commendation from Paul Volcker for demonstrating professional management of the Central Bank of Iraq’s portfolio, while the assets were under her fiduciary control. As Director, Financial Markets of McDonald’s Corporation, she financed start-ups, joint ventures and real estate investments in 43 countries, including overseas postings in Hong Kong and Brazil.
Suzanne has extensive previous Board Service, beginning in 2008, including the EDHEC-Risk Institute International Advisory Board, IFC-World Bank Africa, Latin America and Caribbean Private Equity Fund Advisory Board, and the Ashmore Emerging Markets Africa Fund. Suzanne was elected Director, United Nations Federal Credit Union.
Fluent in several languages, Suzanne has taught investment strategies in many venues, including the World Bank’s Global Symposium on Pension and Sovereign Fund Investments, the Fixed Income Leader’s Summit, the OECD Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, The CFA Institute of New York, The World Gold Council, the Financial Times Growth Markets Summit and the World Pensions Forum.
Suzanne Bishopric has degrees from Harvard University, the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, The Institute of Corporate Directors, at The Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University (ICD.D 2013) She completed the HBS Women on Boards Program in 2018.