Last night I had the chance to hear Luis Ubinas, President of the Ford Foundation, speak on "Pathways to Lasting Social Change" as part of the Brandeis Heller School 50th Anniversary Speaker Series. The format was conversational, with Mr. Ubinas being interviewed by Professor Andy Hahn. This allowed for an interesting exchange on a wide range of topics related to philanthropy, social change and Ubinas' vision for the Ford Foundation.
Mr. Ubinas has been at the helm of Ford for roughly two years, after having spent most of his career with McKinsey. I'd say we're fortunate to have him now in such a key leadership role in the philanthropic center, as he brings tremendous energy, strategic insight and critical thinking to the work.