Luis A. Ubiñas recently stepped down as president of the Ford Foundation, the second-largest philanthropy in the United States. The Foundation operates worldwide and has offices in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Luis was a director at McKinsey & Company, leading the firm’s media practice on the West Coast. He served technology, telecommunications and media companies, working with them to develop and implement strategies and improve operations. Much of his work focused on the opportunities and challenges represented by the global growth of broadband and wireless technologies and applications.
Luis has served on several multilateral, government and nonprofit boards and advisory committees, including the U.S. Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation, the Advisory Committee for the 100,000 Strong Initiative – a China-US student exchange program initiated by the State Department, and chairs the Northeast Regional committee for the White House Fellows program. He also serves on the Boards of the New York Public Library. In the private sector, Luis serves on the boards of Electronic Arts, and Valassis Communications. Luis is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was named a Truman Scholar, and Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, graduating with highest honors. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.