The Tibet Fund’s Board of Di-rectors is excited to welcome Board Member Joseph Wood. Mr. Wood has an extensive financial background, having served as a Vice President at the World Bank, where he was responsible for the Bank’s financial policies for over a decade. In addition, he led the initiative to create the Global Environment Facility, and was in charge of the Bank’s operations in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan.
Mr. Wood retired from the World Bank in 1998 after 31 years of service. He then went on to co-found the Bridge Fund, a non-profit organization that runs development projects in Tibetan communities in Western China. Mr. Wood recently stepped down as chairman of the organization, and currently serves as treasurer and board member of Unniti Foundation, which sup-ports empowerment projects for women in India and Nepal.
Mr. Wood has an under-graduate degree in Mathematics from Yale University and an advanced degree in Economics from Oxford University. He and his wife Kathleen reside in Hyannis Port, where her family has had a home since 1911.