MADELYN ANTONCIC, PhD
CEO, The SASB Foundation
Madelyn Antoncic, PhD, has held leadership and management roles for over 30 years in large, complex, global financial institutions in both the private and public sectors. A former World Bank official, Ms. Antoncic is internationally known for fostering financial innovation and she is widely recognized for her leadership and expertise on sustainable finance, risk management and governance.
As Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Antoncic is a member of the SASB Foundation Board and is responsible for setting the overall enterprise strategy and the oversight of all staff, programs, and activities of SASB to achieve its mission, goals, and objectives. She is responsible for leading the pursuit of global business development opportunities and facilitating global adoption of the standards through the development and maintenance of collaborative opportunities. As the primary external voice for SASB, Ms. Antoncic is responsible for maintaining a strong global presence, representing the interests of SASB and the sustainable accounting standards field to potential corporate users, investors, legislatures, regulators, organizations, and other key stakeholder groups.
Prior to joining SASB, Ms. Antoncic served as Executive Director and a member of the Operating Committee of Principal Global Investors, a global asset management company. From 2011-15 Ms. Antoncic served as Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank where she was responsible for overseeing every aspect of managing $145 billion in assets including the WBG’s pension plans, as well as its derivatives portfolio, annual funding program and technical assistance programs engaging with member countries, among other things. While at the World Bank, Ms. Antoncic was widely credited with fostering financial innovations to address member countries’ vulnerabilities and financing needs created by climate-related catastrophic risk events and other non-market risk events.
Ms. Antoncic also has held a variety of leadership roles with major global private sector financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. Ms. Antoncic began her career as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ms. Antoncic holds a PhD in economics with a minor in finance from NYU Stern School and is a recipient of numerous awards including the Fulbright Scholars Award for International Cooperation; the National Partnership for Women and Families Award; the Risk Manager of the Year Award from Risk; and was named among the 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Treasury and Risk Management.
Ms. Antoncic is a member of the Board of Directors of S&P Global Ratings and Fin Tech Acquisition Corp III and serves on the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medicine.