Howard Lake | 12 October 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Management Recruitment / people Atlantic Philanthropies appoints new CEO 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Board of The Atlantic Philanthropies has announced the appointment of Christopher Oechsli as President and Chief Executive Officer.Oechsli will work with the Board, including Atlantic’s founding Chairman, Charles ‘Chuck’ Feeney, to disburse the foundation’s remaining endowment of approximately $2.5 billion and complete active grantmaking by 2016 before closing its doors by 2020.Oechsli will lead Atlantic’s grantmaking through its four programme areas and Founding Chairman grants in its existing areas.Oechsli, 57, has over 30 years of experience in international business, law, philanthropy and policy development worldwide, including work in several of the regions where Atlantic operates. Most recently, he served as Associate Fellow and Project Director at the Institute for Policy Studies, a multi-issue think tank based in Washington, D.C. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Counsel to U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, whom he advised on legislation and a range of domestic and international issues.“As Atlantic enters its final chapter of grantmaking, we face the unprecedented challenge of determining the best possible use of the foundation’s remaining resources to maximise the impact of our grantmaking,” said Peter Smitham, Chairman of Atlantic’s Board of Directors.“Chris Oechsli brings the vision, commitment, pragmatism and thoughtfulness required to lead Atlantic’s grantmaking, operations and investments until the foundation closes its doors.”www.atlanticphilanthropies.org About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.