UWC Endowment Management (UWCEM) is the investment company that manages the UWC Endowment Fund.


A strong system of oversight ensures the prudent management of the UWC Endowment Fund.

UWCEM is authorised and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. It is overseen by a Board of Directors and advised by an Advisory Investment Committee.

UWCEM’s Board of Directors oversees the management of the Fund. It comprises the CIO, a representative of UWC International and two experienced finance and investment professionals, all of whom are FCA approved. The management team is additionally supported by an Advisory Investment Committee, which comprises UWC alumni with deep finance and investment expertise, as well as members of highly-regarded external endowments.

The UWC Endowment Fund has a separate Board that comprises the CIO, a representative of UWC International and two independent Irish directors. The Fund Board oversees the management of risk and ensures that the Fund adheres to its investment restrictions. The Fund is audited by PwC.


UWCEM is based in London and staffed by an experienced team of an investment manager, an analyst and operations professionals, many of whom are UWC alumni. All care deeply about the UWC movement and its mission.

Adriaan de Mol van Otterloo
CIO | UWC Adriatic ‘89
Dahao Feng
Investment Analyst | UWC Costa Rica ’14
Joanne Francis
Compliance & Operations
Taina Slendebroek
Communications & External relations


Stephan Wilcke
UWC Atlantic ’90 I Chair
Joy Besse
UWC Atlantic ’80 I Independent Director
Adriaan de Mol van Otterloo
CIO | UWC Adriatic ‘89
Mary Stannard
Finance Director UWC International
Sara Cheche
UWC Pearson ’05 I Board Secretary

UWCEM Advisory Committee

Harold Boël
UWC Atlantic ’82 I CEO of Sofina s.a.
Leonie Foong
UWC SEA ’93 I Managing Partner of Overlook Investments
Manish Kejriwal
UWC Pearson ’87 I Founding and Managing Partner of Kedaara Capital
Rebecca Lewis
UWC SEA ’94 (teacher) I Partner and Co-CEO of Arisaig Partners
Jacob Polny
UWC LPC ’94 I CEO and CIO of Telemos Capital
Sharon Roush
UWC Atlantic ’99 I Managing Director at Brandywine Group Advisors
Christian Skaanild
UWC SEA ’93 I Partner at Bordier & Cie, Banquiers Privés
Martin Weiss
UWC USA ’86 I CEO of Hubert Burda Media
Andrea Howell
Global investor at MIT Investment Management Company
Benoit Ramsay
Managing Director, Marketable Assets at University of Cambridge Investment Management
Jwee Liang Teo
Former CIO of Singapore Management University Endowment Fund
Pål Ristvedt
UWC Adriatic ’88 I Senior Partner of Lexington Partners

Fund Board

Adriaan de Mol van Otterloo
CIO | UWC Adriatic ‘89
Mary Stannard
Finance Director UWC International
Mark Cummins
Independent Director
Nicola Grenham
Independent Director

Around the world, UWC’s 18 schools and colleges educate over 11,000 students each year.

About United World Colleges (UWC)

UWC is a global education movement of 18 schools across four continents, dedicated to creating and educating changemakers. For over 60 years, our students have emerged as leaders and agents of positive change, contributing to a more peaceful and sustainable world.

Each UWC school and college has its own distinct character, shaped by its host country, specific setting, cultural context and community. What unifies them as part of the UWC movement is their deliberately diverse student body and commitment to the UWC mission of making education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

The United World Colleges (International) is a registered non-profit educational charity in the UK.

UWC Endowment Management (UWCEM) is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority with firm reference number 984693. Incorporated in England and Wales: company number 14298175. Registered address: 3rd Floor 55 New Oxford Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1A 1BS.