Sheryl Fofaria

Head of The Philanthropy Centre for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, J.P. Morgan

Sheryl leads J.P. Morgan’s award-winning Philanthropy Centre in Europe, the Middle East & Africa. She advises individuals and families on how to meet their philanthropic goals by providing support on mission, focus, strategy and governance as well as sharing best practices from across the field. She also facilitates connections with likeminded philanthropists, and provides unique opportunities for clients to learn from thought leaders in the social and environmental issues they are passionate about. 

Sheryl read Economics & Management at Cambridge University and completed her postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, she advised institutional asset managers and hedge funds on their cross-asset, macroeconomic strategy and equity allocations at UBS Investment Bank in London and Hong Kong.  
She then shifted career by pursuing a Masters degree in International Development and joining a UK social enterprise, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity. Here she ran a flagship programme providing educational support and career coaching to talented, young people from underserved backgrounds. 

Sheryl is an advocate and champion for innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to global development, having grown up in Kenya as part of an Indian entrepreneurial family, and is frequently featured in the media (Financial Times, Sunday Times, Professional Wealth Management, amongst others) for her views on philanthropy.