WASHINGTON –The board of trustees for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace today announced the addition of Jonathan Oppenheimer, a South African businessman and philanthropist.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Jonathan to Carnegie’s board of trustees,” said Harvey V. Fineberg, chairman of the board. “Jonathan’s distinguished global business career and lifelong commitment to scholarship, sustainability, conservation, and other issues critical to advancing the cause of peace in this century make him a perfect fit for our board.”

Jonathan began his career at NM Rothschild & Sons, before moving to Anglo American and subsequently De Beers, where he held a number of senior management roles in Southern Africa and London over two decades. He founded Oppenheimer Partners in 2016, the next chapter of the Oppenheimer family’s investment journey. He remains actively involved in the family’s other commercial and not-for-profit activities, including the Brenthurst Foundation, a Johannesburg-based economic development think tank, and Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa’s largest private game reserve.  

“I am delighted to join the board of the Carnegie Endowment. Our world faces difficult challenges on multiple fronts – from extreme poverty and environmental crises to the resurgence of populism. Thoughtful analysis and leadership at such junctures is vital, and Carnegie offers just that. I look forward to working with this esteemed board and leadership team at this critical time in Carnegie’s history.”

“Jonathan embodies the spirit of the Carnegie Endowment,” said Carnegie President William J. Burns. “I really look forward to benefiting from his partnership as we chart Carnegie’s future course.” 

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