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Jeffrey Walker

Chairman, New Profit

Biography

Jeff Walker is Chairman of New Profit, a social change investment fund and is Vice Chair in the United Nations Envoy’s Office for Health Finance and Malaria. He also currently serves on the Boards of The University of Virginia, Berklee College of Music, Grammy Music Education Coalition, The Miller Center, CharityStrong, Just Capital, AMP for Health and University of Virginia’s Undergraduate Business School, where he was President for ten years. He was on the Visiting Committee at the Harvard Business School and is on the Advisory Boards of MIT Media Lab, Center for Contemplative Sciences at UVA (which he chairs), Harvard School of Public Health, Brookings Metropolitan Council and Witness.org.

Previously, Jeff was Executive-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, focusing on social enterprises
and collaboration, and a Lecturer at the Kennedy School. At Harvard, he also helped to develop and launch a course in exponential fundraising for nonprofit leaders at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and studies system change and System Entrepreneurship. He served as the Chairman of Millennium Promise, with the United Nations and Columbia University, an incubator to eliminate extreme poverty, and was the Chairman of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello. Jeff Co-Founded and was Chairman of Npower, an organization that provides shared technology services to nonprofits. 

Jeff co-authored a book, “The Generosity Network”, about new approaches to gather resources to address causes each of us are passionate about. He also received the John C. Whitehead Award for Social Enterprise.

For twenty five years Jeff was CEO and Co-Founder of CCMP Capital, the $12 billion successor to JPMorgan Partners, JPMorgan Chase & Co’s global private equity, Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chairman of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School
and a B.S. from the University of Virginia.