Advisory Board

Georgia Lee, ’76 Business

Former Chief Financial Officer, Hellman Friedman LLC

Georgia Lee is a former senior advisor, managing director, and CFO of Hellman & Friedman, LLC, a private equity firm, where she worked for 20 years prior to her retirement. Before joining Hellman & Friedman, she was a partner in the New York office of Deloitte, LLP, specializing in accounting for mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and financial instruments. Ms. Lee’s son also graduated from Berkeley, where he rowed on Cal Crew, leading her to become involved with fundraising for the team. Ms. Lee and her husband, George Shenk, were members of the Cal Parents...

Doug McBeth, '87 Applied Math

Managing Director, Nomura Securities Inc.

Doug McBeth is a managing director at Nomura Securities Inc, a Japanese investment bank based in New York. His banking career began at Lehman Brothers in 1996, starting in quantitative modeling and then trading interest rate derivatives. From 1997 to 1998 he worked in Lehman’s Tokyo office, successfully managing his book through the volatility of the Asian financial crisis. After returning to New York, he focused on solutions for insurance capital issues, pioneering a number of groundbreaking transactions that came to define the way that life insurers in the United States...

Akiko Mikumo, '78 Asian Studies

Retired Senior Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Akiko Mikumo is a retired senior partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, a global law firm headquartered in New York that she joined as an associate in 1982. She served on the firm’s management committee for 12 years, as Asia managing partner for 10 years, and as a senior mergers and acquisitions partner in their New York, London, and Hong Kong offices. In addition, she was founding partner of the Hong Kong office. She is recognized as one of the leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers by various publications. After retiring at the end of 2017, Ms. Mikumo was a fellow at...

Na’ilah Suad Nasir, ’93 Psychology & Social Welfare

President, Spencer Foundation

Na’ilah Suad Nasir is the sixth president of the Spencer Foundation, which funds education research nationally. She has held faculty appointments in the schools of education at Stanford University and at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also served as vice chancellor for equity and inclusion. Nasir’s research examines the racialized and cultural nature of learning and schooling, with a particular focus on the experiences of African American students in schools and communities. Nasir is a member of the National Academy of Education...

George Ng, ’03 Economics

Chief Data Officer, Guidewire Software

George Ng is co-founder and chief technology officer of GGWP, which aims to democratize positive play in video games using technology. Previously, he co-founded Cyence, a cyber risk assessment platform that combined internet-scale data collection, machine learning, and financial modeling to assess technology driven risks. Cyence was acquired by Guidewire Software. Prior to his entrepreneurial work, Mr. Ng was the chief data scientist at Cray Supercomputer, where he built analytic solutions in industries such as financial...

Stacie Olivares, '97 Economics

Stacie Olivares is an experienced senior executive, independent board director, economic advisor, and policy expert with an unwavering commitment to democratizing capital and improving environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) outcomes in our global economy. She was chief investment officer at Lendistry, a fintech small business lender, from 2019 to 2020 and at California Organized Investment Network (COIN), an ESG investment fund of the insurance industry, from 2011 to 2018. Previously, Ms. Olivares developed ESG portfolios at...

Maureen Orth, ’64 Political Science

Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair Magazine

Maureen Orth is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair. Her best-selling book, VulgarFavors, was the basis of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” She began her career as one of the first woman writers at Newsweek. Her profiles for Vanity Fair include Angela Merkel, Madonna, Vladimir Putin, and Karl Lagerfeld. Her acclaimed investigations of the charges of pedophilia against Michael Jackson and Woody...

Carl "Chip" Robertson, ’94 History

Co-Managing Director, Warland Investments Ltd

Carl W. “Chip” Robertson is co-managing director at Warland Investments Company. Mr. Robertson serves as a member of the board of visitors for the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and the board of advisors for both the UCLA Lab School and the UC/CSU Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning. He is vice chair of the board of directors of the UC Hastings College of Law. In addition, Robertson is a board member of the California Coalition for Public Higher Education.

Mark J. Robinson, ’88 History & Political Science

Partner, Centerview Partners

Mark Robinson is a partner at Centerview Partners, an independent investment banking firm with offices in New York, London, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Los AngelesHe advises a range of global companies across the healthcare industry, primarily those focused on pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices. Over his 24-year career, Mr. Robinson has advised many of the most prominent companies in the healthcare industry, including Pharmacyclics, Onyx, and Intermune. Prior to Centerview, Robinson spent 12 years at Merrill Lynch in San...

Nadine M. Tang, M.S.W. ’75

Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Ms. Tang is a social worker in private practice and an associate professor of clinical psychology at UC Berkeley. She is a former instructor at the Ann Martin Center, which provided educational and counseling services to at-risk youth in Alameda County and has also taught psychology at Tsinghua University in Beijing. From 1976 to 1986, Ms. Tang served as a staff social worker at University Health Services on the Berkeley campus. There she founded and directed the immigrant and refugee student program, an initiative...