Swiss bank UBS has appointed Sheryl Fofaria as head of social impact and philanthropy for Southeast Asia.
Fofaria will be based in Singapore, reporting directly to Tom Hall, UBS global head of social impact and philanthropy, with local supervision by Dino Rinaldi, co-head of Asia-Pacific advisory & sales and client services, UBS global wealth management.
Fofaria has 18 years of experience spanning philanthropy and finance. Prior to joining UBS, she led J.P. Morgan’s Philanthropy Centre in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, advising wealth management clients on using philanthropy strategically to address social and environmental issues.
Before this, she advised institutional asset managers and hedge funds on their cross-asset macro and Asian equity strategies at UBS Investment Bank in both London and Hong Kong. She serves on the board of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and also has grassroots experience running programmes for a UK social enterprise focused on diversity, inclusion and social mobility.
Fofaria has an undergraduate degree in economics and management from Cambridge University and postgraduate in international development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.