David Lee ’10 has been appointed the first chief investment officer for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the philanthropic organization founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician who is married to Zuckerberg. Lee will be responsible for managing an investment portfolio that will support CZI’s efforts in the areas of science, education, and justice and opportunity. He will begin work in this role in early 2019.
Prior to this position, Lee served as managing director of the Princeton University Investment Committee. He also worked with CZI’s Investment Committee.
“David Lee’s passion for social impact and experience growing one of the most successful university endowment portfolios in the country will be a tremendous asset to CZI as we continue our grantmaking and impact investing around the issues we care about—from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system,” said Priscilla Chan, co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, in a press release.
“The mission of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is so important, and it’s an honor to be joining the team. I look forward to partnering with the investment committee and getting to work in support of the many ambitious projects underway across the organization,” said Lee.