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Room to Read Announces New Board Appointments: Andrew Balls, Carl Huttenlocher and Dr. Elizabeth M. King Join Board

March 13, 2017

Room to Read recently elected three new members to its Board of Directors— Andrew Balls, Carl Huttenlocher and Dr. Elizabeth M. King— it was announced today by Erin Ganju, CEO and co-founder; and John Wood, founder.

Andrew Balls is PIMCO's Chief Investment Officer for Global Fixed Income. Based in London, he oversees PIMCO’s European, Asia-Pacific, emerging markets and global investment teams. He manages global portfolios and is a member of PIMCO’s investment committee. Before joining PIMCO in 2006, he was an economics correspondent and columnist for the Financial Times in London, New York and Washington, DC. He holds a bachelor's degree from Oxford, a master's degree from Harvard and was a lecturer in economics at Keble College, Oxford.

Carl Huttenlocher is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer for Myriad Asset Management. Prior to founding Myriad in 2011, Carl was a Managing Director of Highbridge Capital Management, Senior Portfolio Manager for the Highbridge Asia Opportunities Fund and a member of the Global Investment Committee for Highbridge Capital Corporation. Before joining Highbridge in 2002, Carl worked at Citadel Investment Group and Long Term Capital Management. He also founded Intelligent Markets—a venture capital-backed financial software company—and served as chief executive officer from 1999 to 2001. Carl earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Elizabeth M. King is currently Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Commissioner of 3ie, Technical Adviser to the RISE Project of Oxford University, and co-Editor of Comparative Education Review. She was Director of Education from 2009 and Acting Vice President for Human Development in 2014 before retiring from the World Bank, Washington, DC, in September 2014. In these positions, she was the World Bank's senior spokesperson and professional head for global policy and strategic issues related to education and human development. Ms. King has a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a Masters and BA (Economics) degrees from the University of the Philippines.

“Our board continues to grow in ways that are crucial to our growth as an organization seeking to deepen and broaden our impact,” said John Wood, founder of Room to Read. “Andrew, Carl and Beth each bring to the table valued and diverse insights on why global education is the most strategic investment.”

“The expansion of our board of directors adds deep expertise in both global economics and policy that will enhance our ability to deliver on our commitments to communities around the world,” said Scott Kapnick, Room to Read Board Chair. “The addition of these new, experienced board members will help Room to Read continue to evolve and achieve the ambitious goals of our strategic plan.”

A full list of Room to Read’s Board of Directors can be found here here.