Alexander Gelber, PhD, Advisor
Alexander Gelber is a tenured Associate Professor at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His work has been published in leading academic journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and New England Journal of Medicine. He is a Co-Editor at the Journal of Public Economics.
During 2012 to 2013, Gelber served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, and in 2013 he served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Acting Chief Economist at Treasury. He has also served as a consultant on economics, data analysis, and public policy in various contexts. From 2009 to 2012, he was an assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned an A.B. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and a Ph.D. in economics, both from Harvard. He has received a number of honors including the U.S. Treasury Meritorious Service Award and the National Tax Association Musgrave Prize.
Tunde Ladipo, Advisor
Tunde is the Director of Partnership at Interstellar. Previously, Tunde was the Country Director for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) in Nigeria, a non-profit organisation set up by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to help developing countries address their most difficult challenges.
He was special advisor to the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance on special projects and Chief Operating Officer for the Development Bank of Nigeria. Prior to these roles, he was investment advisor to the Liberia National Investment Commission (LNIC) helping facilitate investments in energy, telecoms, agriculture and transportation. He is also a guest lecturer at the African Institute for Public Policy (AIPP). He holds a Masters of Engineering Management (MEM) from McCormick School of Engineering and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA.
Ashby Monk, PHD, Advisor
Ashby Monk is the Executive Director and Research Director of Stanford University's Global Projects Center in the School of Engineering, which conducts primary research on financial and investment innovation. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Chief Investment Officer of the University of California as well as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford.
He has also co-founded multiple companies, including: Long Game Savings, a personal finance company providing a gamified finance app; Real Capital Innovation, a technology company providing institutional investors with cash and liquidity management tools; Aligned Intermediary, an investment platform connecting long-term investors with clean energy investment opportunities; Novarca North America, a consulting and data company that does forensic analysis of the fees and costs paid by pensions to their service providers; Kalytix, a governance consultancy for long-term investors; and KD Ventures, a permanent capital investment vehicle with a focus on emerging investment technologies. Ashby holds a Bachelor's from Princeton University, a Master's from the Universite de Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne, and a Doctorate from Oxford.