Saadia Madsbjerg

Saadia Madsbjerg joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2013. As Managing Director, she leads the Foundation’s work on Innovation. Her responsibilities include shaping and scaling innovative finance solutions that change the status quo and raise private sector investment capital for the social sector in promotion of the Foundation’s dual goals of building resilience and promoting inclusive economies. Before joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Ms. Madsbjerg was the Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). There she led a portfolio of projects focused on transformative opportunities to creating more equitable and resilient growth for New York City. These included game-changing ideas spanning economic diversification, promoting upward income mobility and economic and community development in underutilized neighbourhoods.

Prior to NYCEDC, Saadia was head of the Strategy and Analytics team for Cisco’s TelePresence Technology Group, and an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company. Ms. Madsbjerg holds a Master of Science in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School, and George Washington University and she has her Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Copenhagen Business School and Boston College.