Since 2005, Firoz Ladak has been the CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations. He is in charge of the strategy, implementation and financial management of a philanthropic network that spans Europe, the United States, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. Across all regions, EDRF works to create social empowerment and a more collaborative society, supporting projects and programs in the arts, health and entrepreneurship. Firoz is leading EDRF’s transition from traditional giving to strategic philanthropy through an innovative mix of impact-driven programs and best practice sharing.
Firoz serves on the board of various foundations, including those under the Edmond de Rothschild umbrella; the Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild, a Paris-based teaching hospital specializing in ophthalmology and neurology; Carnegie Hall in New York; and Admical, France’s leading organization for the professionalization of the philanthropic sector.
Previously, he spent 12 years in investment banking at Paribas, specializing in project and media finance, privatization and the creation of public-private partnerships. Through his work in emerging markets, he gained considerable experience in economic development and the management of relations with international organizations and governments.
Firoz is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Oxford, where he completed an M. Phil in Oriental Studies as an Aga Khan Foundation Scholar. He is a Canadian and French citizen and resides in Geneva, Switzerland.