Impact Investing: Building a Career that Reflects Your Values
Matt Bannick, Managing Partner, Omidyar Network
Wednesday 17 January, 5.30 - 7pm
Matt Bannick is managing partner of Omidyar Network, where, since 2007, he’s led the expansion of the firm from its Silicon Valley roots. Omidyar Network now operates on five continents, across six initiatives, and has invested more than $1 billion in early stage for profit and not-for-profit ventures.
Bannick brings a wide range of executive, international, and multi-sector experience to his role. He served in a number of senior executive positions at eBay, including as the president of eBay International, and was largely responsible for building eBay’s global footprint. Bannick also served as PayPal’s first president after the eBay acquisition and established PayPal as the global standard for online payments. Previously, Bannick served for five years as the North American president of the digital mapping company, NavTech. Bannick also worked at McKinsey and Company, Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) and as an American diplomat.
A recognized leader in the impact investing field, Bannick has co-authored three key reports on impact investing, Priming the Pump, Frontier Capital, and Across the Returns Continuum. For the past five years, Bannick has taught a course on new business models in emerging markets at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Bannick earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa, in international studies and economics from the University of Washington.