WASHINGTON, D.C. — March 15, 2022 — Winrock International, the U.S.-based national and international economic development organization, today announces the appointment of Michaela Edwards to its board of directors.
“Winrock works to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources,” said Michaela Edwards. “I am thrilled to join the board of Winrock International to support that mission.”
Edwards is a partner at Capricorn Investment Group, one of the largest mission-aligned investment firms in the world. Capricorn is part of the Jeff Skoll Group, which manages the investment portfolio of Jeff Skoll, the Skoll Foundation, and other institutional clients.
“Michaela is an excellent addition to the board and to the Winrock team,” said Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson. “She is passionate about using capital markets to address global challenges including climate change and economic inequities, and has supported the launch of a dozen new impact investment strategies.”
Prior to joining Capricorn in 2019, Michaela spent nine years as a senior portfolio manager with Norges Bank Investment Management, the sovereign wealth fund of Norway, where she managed a multi-billion-dollar portfolio. She has over a decade of experience investing for impact, including incubating the Norges Bank environmental strategy. Before joining Norges, Michaela worked as a research analyst for Russell Investments in London and New York. She started her career on the trading desk of DNB in Oslo.
Michaela is a member of the board of directors of both Lafayette Square and Osmosis Investment Management, and sits on the advisory board of Ecofin Investments. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, and a graduate of Oslo University College and the Cass Business School in London.