Christopher G. Oechsli, President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies
Join us as Christopher G. Oechsli, President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies, discusses his tenure executing the $8 billion philanthropic vision of entrepreneur Chuck Feeney '56.
The Atlantic Philanthropies was founded by entrepreneur Chuck Feeney, who decided in 1982 to devote his wealth to the service of humanity. Atlantic, which closed its doors in 2020, made its final grant commitments at the end of 2016. Over 38 years, they invested over $8 billion in promising programs and people and in places where they saw the chance to create opportunity and promote greater fairness and equity for all.
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Christopher G. Oechsli is President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies and serves on the Board of Directors. He has led Atlantic's grantmaking through its four program areas and Founding Chairman grants. His responsibilities include working with the Board to complete all of Atlantic's active grantmaking by 2016 and conclude all operations by 2020.
Mr. Oechsli has over 35 years of experience in international business, law, philanthropy and policy development in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe. He has served as Atlantic's President and CEO since June 2011. Mr. Oechsli previously served as Counsel to U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, whom he advised on legislation and a range of domestic and international issues.
Mr. Oechsli is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles. Following studies in Chinese language at Georgetown University and graduate studies at Columbia University, he received an M.A. in Foreign Affairs and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.
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