Barbara Moakler Byrne

Barbara is an experienced Independent Board Director, corporate advisor and senior executive with a career in finance spanning over 35 years. An early leader in social-impact investing, she pioneered several initiatives that paired clients with NGOs and governments to promote sustainable development and shared growth. A member of the World Economic Forum’s Gender Parity Task Force, she worked constantly to advance next generation women leaders, especially in the finance sector. During her investment banking career, where she was the first woman named Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers and Barclays, she appeared consistently on lists of the top women on Wall Street. She was top five of American Banker’s “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” for eight consecutive years through 2017. She received American Banker’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Finance in 2018.