Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, CFA


Hilda is Chairman of Strategic Investment Group.

Hilda received the 2012 aiCIO Lifetime Achievement Award. A Fulbright Fellow and Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Awardee, she completed doctoral studies (except dissertation) in Business Administration in Finance at Harvard Business School. She received a Master of Public Administration from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and Bachelor of Science in Economics, Universidad Andres Bello, Caracas.

From 1976 to 1987, Hilda was Chief Investment Officer of the Pension Investment Division of the World Bank and continued as 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, Hilda 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. Hilda serves on the Board of Directors of Cementos Pacasmayo, S.A.A., the Atlantic Council of the United States, and IFC Asset Management Company. She is the founding Chairman of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas and serves on the advisory committee of Harvard David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. A lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she is co-chair, Deans Alumni Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School. She is a long-time member of the World Economic Forum. She is a former director of General Mills Inc., 2003-2015, S&P Global (formerly McGraw Hill Financial), 2004-2017, Harvard Management Company, 1991-2010, Vassar College, 1988-1998, Fulbright Association, 2007-2011, and Research Foundation of CFA Institute, 2009-2011 as well as an investment committee member, Rockefeller Family Fund, 1982-2008 and trustee and executive committee member, Washington National Opera, 1998-2010, National Symphony Orchestra, 1999-2007, vice chairman, Group of Fifty (G-50) at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2000-2010, and an ad-hoc member of the United Nations Secretary General’s Joint Staff Pension Fund Investment Committee, (2011-2012). Hilda has published articles in the Financial Analyst Journal, Pensions & Investments, The Atlantic and International Economy.

She has been featured in Pensions & Investments, Efecto Naím, Fox News Latino, Fortune, Bloomberg Latin America, Investment News and the AIMR Exchange, as well as Smart Money, Money magazine, Hispanic Business magazine, and PODER magazine, where she was described as one of the “50 most successful women in the US.”