Richard Fahey, '79

Chief Operating Officer, Skoll Foundation

Richard Fahey is chief operating officer of the Skoll Foundation, located in Palo Alto, California. Along with all staff members, he contributes to the fulfillment of the foundation’s mission, which is to drive large scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems. Richard leads the Skoll Foundation’s financial and operations functions. He works closely with the foundation’s investment manager to improve alignment of the foundation’s capital with its mission. 

Prior to joining the foundation in 2004, Richard was with Hewlett-Packard in financial and operations management. He earned a BA in economics and history from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.