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Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, CFA



Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, CFA, is founder, CEO, and CIO of Strategic Investment Group. She is Chair of Strategic’s Board of Managers and a member of the Executive Committee. Ms. Ochoa-Brillembourg is a Fulbright fellow and recipient of the Fulbright lifetime achievement award. She completed her doctoral studies (except dissertation) in business administration in finance at Harvard Business School; she holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a BS in Economics from Universidad Andres Bello, Caracas.

From 1976 to 1987, Ms. Ochoa-Brillembourg served as chief investment officer for the Pension Investment Division of the World Bank, and continued as a manager of the World Bank Pension assets until 1996. She also served as asset and liability advisor to the World Bank, the Venezuelan government, Grupo Electricidad de Caracas, and others. A native of Venezuela, Ms. Ochoa has served as an independent consultant in the field of economics and finance, a lecturer at the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello and IESA in Venezuela and as treasurer of the C.A. Luz Electrica de Venezuela in Caracas.

She is on the board of directors at General Mills, McGraw Hill Financial, Cementos Pacasmayo and the Atlantic Council of the United States. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a long-term member of the World Economic Forum and advisory committee member of the Global Arts Leadership Initiative and. She is the founding chairman of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas; on the advisory committee at the Harvard David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; vice chairman of Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Alumni Leadership Council.

Ms. Ochoa-Brillembourg was previously a director of Emerging Markets Management, L.L.C. 1987-2011, the Harvard Management Company 1991-2010 and was a trustee and chairman of the investment committee for Vassar College 1988-1998. She was also a director at the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Credit Union 1986-2008 and US Airways Group 1999-2003. She was on the investment committee of Rockefeller Family Fund 1982-2008 and The Eugene & Agnes Meyer Foundation 1994-2001 and served as a Washington National Opera trustee 1992-2010 (executive committee member 2002-2009). She was a trustee and executive committee member of The National Symphony Orchestra 1999-2007, vice chairman of the Group of Fifty (G-50) at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2000-2011, Research Foundation of CFA Institute 2009-2011 and a member of the board of directors of the Fulbright Association 2007-2011. She was an ad hoc member of the United Nations Secretary General’s Join Staff Pension Fund Investment Committee 2011-2012.

Ms. Ochoa-Brillembourg has published articles in the Financial Analyst Journal and Pensions & Investments. She has been featured in Fortune, Bloomberg Latin America, Investment News and the AIMR Exchange, as well as Smart Money, Money magazine, Hispanic Business magazine, PODER magazine, where she was described as one of the 50 most successful women in the U.S. She has appeared on CNN Español, CNN Financial News, MSNBC, and Wall Street Week. She is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Washington, D.C. Ms. Ochoa-Brillembourg has completed the Series 65 and 3 securities examinations.

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