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Women in Philanthropy

March 3 & 4, 2015

Held at Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio


Musimbi KanyoroDr. Musimbi Kanyoro
President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

Katie Koch
Katie KochHead of Global Portfolio Solutions International
Goldman Sachs United Kingdom

Dr. Katherine Fell
Katherine FellPresident
The University of Findlay


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The Women's Fund of Central Ohio

Philanthropy Ohio

Benfactor Group

The NORD Family Foundation

Cardinal Health

The Columbus Foundation


Ernst & Young

L Brands


The University of Findlay

Otterbein University
Katie Koch

Senior Portfolio Strategist and Chief of Staff, Goldman Sachs

Katie KochHired by Goldman Sachs straight out of university, Koch has been with the firm for nine years. At 27, she was promoted to lead a seven-person team focused on capital raising for GSAM’s Europe, the Middle East and Africa equity business. Under her leadership, the team more than tripled equity fund assets under management from $1.6bn to $5.1bn.

In January 2011, she was given a new role working for Jim O’Neill, for which she has been travelling extensively to meet GSAM’s key clients to formulate strategies for growth and emerging markets. She also led the launch and promotion of the first GSAM product to invest in early-stage emerging markets such as Nigeria, Vietnam and Bangladesh.

Her interest in developing countries extends beyond portfolio management to her personal pursuits, including trekking in the Himalayas, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and diving in the Galapagos. Koch studied literature and economics at the University of Notre Dame, US, and said her education had trained her to “ask the important questions, synthesize disparate pieces of information and come to the right conclusions.”