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Edward Grefenstette

President, CEO & Chief Investment Officer at The Dietrich Foundation


Edward J. Grefenstette serves as the President/CEO and Chief Investment Officer of The Dietrich Foundation, a ~$800 million charitable enterprise that has invested significantly in Asian PE/VC since 2006.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Ed served as Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where he was responsible for managing its endowment and tax-exempt debt program.  Prior to CMU, he co-founded a small-cap private equity fund, following seven years in investment banking and law.  He earned his AB in Economics with honors from Georgetown University, a Juris Doctor with honors from Georgetown University Law Center, and an MBA in Finance and Strategy with honors from CMU.  He currently serves as a trustee, director and/or investment committee member of CMU, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), The Hillman Company, and The Hillman Family Foundation, as well as an advisory board member of Commonfund Capital.

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