Francis Finlay, EastWest Institute's Co-Chairman of the Board, is currently a director of several international investment companies and Chairman or a member of a number of endowment investment committees in the US and the UK. Mr. Finlay was formerly Chairman and CEO of Clay Finlay Inc., a global investment management firm based in New York which he co-founded in 1982. The firm was acquired in 2000 and Mr. Finlay stepped down from an executive role in 2006.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Finlay held senior investment management positions at Morgan Guaranty Trust in New York and Lazard Freres in New York and previously Paris, and was a member of the investment committees of both institutions.
Mr. Finlay’s interests outside the investment world include serving as Co-Chairman of the EastWest Institute in New York, a Trustee of the British Museum, Chairman of the James Martin 21st Century Foundation, and a Governor and Trustee of the Ditchley Foundation.
Educated at Oxford University, he is an Honorary Fellow of Merton College and a member of the Chancellors Court of Benefactors. Mr. Finlay served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of Business 1981-1986 and was subsequently a Governor of the London Business School 2002-2011. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.