Sherif Nahas

Director, Private Equity & Real Assets at Ford Foundation

Sherif Nahas

Sherif Nahas

Director, Private Equity & Real Assets at Ford Foundation

Biography

Sherif Nahas is Director at Ford Foundation. In his past career Mr. Nahas was Business Strategy Analyst at Ford Motor Co., Principal at Sand Hill Capital LLC, Loan Officer at BankBoston Corp. and Director at University of Virginia Investment Management Co. He received a graduate degree and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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President at Ford Foundation

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International Program Director, Gender, Racial & Ethnic Justice, Director, Southern Africa at Ford Foundation

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Chief Investment Officer & Vice President at Ford Foundation

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Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel at Ford Foundation

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Director, International Operations Liaison at Ford Foundation

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International Program Director, Natural Resources & Climate Change at Ford Foundation

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Director, Justfilms Initiative at Ford Foundation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

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Director of Education & Scholarship at Ford Foundation

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International Program Director, Technology & Society at Ford Foundation

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Education

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Career History
Director, Private Equity & Real Assets
2009 - Current

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. We believe the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society. In our experience, such activities help build common understanding, enhance excellence, enable people to improve their lives and reinforce their commitment to society. We work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. Since our financial resources are modest compared with societal needs, we focus on key problem areas and program strategies. Created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford, the foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company. The trustees of the foundation set policy and delegate authority to the president and senior staff for the foundation’s grant making and operations. Program officers in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America explore opportunities to pursue the foundation’s goals, formulate strategies and recommend proposals for funding.

Vice President & Director of Private Markets
2001 - 2009

The University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO) is a University-related foundation that provides investment management services to the University, independent foundations and other entities affiliated with the University operating in support of its mission. UVIMCO is the University's source of sustainable private support for instruction, service, and research. UVIMCO operates as a separate 501(c)(3) Virginia non-stock corporation.

Principal
2000 - 2001

Sand Hill Capital provides venture debt financing to venture capital backed technology companies. Maturities range from several months to three years and other terms and conditions (interest rate, amortization, fees, performance tests, etc.) are negotiated on a case by case basis. The firm provides equity capital through the Sakura Fund, which is an equity co-investment fund catering to the venture debt fund's portfolio companies. The Sakura Fund makes equity co-investments (alongside the incumbent venture capital firms) in those venture debt portfolio companies which it believes have the most potential long term value. The Sakura Fund is not a direct source of new venture capital; it only provides equity to those companies with which the venture debt fund has a prior relationship.

Political Donations
$500
2008
Awards & Honors
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
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