Nancy Andrews

From 1998 to March 2018, Nancy O. Andrews was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), a $1 billion financial institution that invests in social enterprise development and poverty alleviation. She is a recognized expert in finance and social investing.

Previously, Nancy served as the Deputy Director of the Ford Foundation’s Office of Program Related Investments, where she assisted in the management of a $130 million social investment portfolio. She also designed and launched the foundation’s housing policy program, which focused on national housing and capital market issues. Following her tenure at the Ford Foundation, Ms. Andrews was the Chief Financial Officer of the International Water Management Institute.

During the Clinton administration, she consulted for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to restructure the $18 billion multi-family mortgage portfolio, and for the Department of Treasury to establish the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

In addition to her work at LIIF, Nancy has served on numerous boards and committees of community development and environmental organizations, including Bank of America’s National Community Advisory Council, Morgan Stanley’s Community Development Advisory Committee, Capital One’s Community Advisory Council, the National Housing Law Project, Rail~Volution and the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council. She has served on the Boards of the Center for International Forestry Research and the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology. She currently serves on the Board of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, and Chairs its Audit, Finance & Risk Committee. She has also served on the Audit & Risk Committee of the CGIAR System Board since 2018.

Nancy holds an M.S. in Urban Planning with a concentration in Real Estate Finance from Columbia University.