British International Investment - Chief Executive Officer
Nick O’Donohoe joined British International Investment plc (BII, formerly CDC Group) as its Chief Executive in June 2017 and is also a member of the BII Board. He was previously a Senior Adviser to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where he specialised in the use of blended finance models to support the work of the Foundation.
Prior to taking this role, Nick co-founded, with Sir Ronald Cohen, Big Society Capital (BSC). He served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to December 2015. BSC is an independent financial institution established by the UK Government as “the world’s first social investment bank” and is capitalised with unclaimed UK bank accounts and investment by the largest UK banks.
Previously Nick worked at JP Morgan, latterly as Global Head of Research. He was a member of the Management Committee of the Investment Bank and the Executive Committee of JP Morgan Chase, as well as the senior sponsor for JP Morgan’s Social Finance Unit. Nick co-authored “Impact Investments: An Emerging Asset Class”, published by JP Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation in November 2010. Prior to JP Morgan, he spent fifteen years at Goldman Sachs.
Nick served as Chairman of the UK Dormant Assets Commission which reported in March 2017. He was also a board member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) between 2012 and 2019. He is Deputy Chairman of the Global Steering Group (GSG) on Impact Investment and joined the board of European Development Finance Institution (EDFI) in 2020.
Nick has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in Mathematical Economics and Statistics from Trinity College, Dublin.