Luis A. Ubiñas


Past President
Ford Foundation

Luis A. Ubiñas serves on several multilateral, government and nonprofit boards and advisory committees, including the Advisory Board of the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships, the United States Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation, and the Advisory Committee for the Export Import Bank of the United States.   He is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the New York Public Library and chairs the Northeast Regional Committee for the White House Fellows Program. In the private sector, Luis serves on the board of Electronic Arts. 

Luis stepped down as president of the Ford Foundation, the second-largest philanthropy in the United States, in September, 2013. The Foundation has an endowment of $12 billion and operates worldwide, with offices in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.  While at the Foundation, he led a broad based restructuring of the organization.  Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Luis was a Director at McKinsey & Company, leading the firm’s media practice on the West Coast. He served technology, telecommunications and media companies, working with them to develop and implement strategies and improve operations. Much of his work focused on the opportunities and challenges represented by the global growth of broadband and wireless technologies and applications.

Luis is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was named a Truman Scholar, and Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, graduating with highest honors. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.