Ruchir Sharma CIO

Ruchir Sharma, CIO

Ruchir Sharma is the Chairman of Rockefeller International and founder and Chief Investment Officer of Breakout Capital – a new investment firm focused on emerging markets and partnered with Rockefeller Capital Management. Ruchir came to Rockefeller from  Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where over a 25 year career he rose to become Chief Global Strategist and Head of Emerging Markets, managing close to $20 billion in assets. As a global investor and author, he typically spends one week each month traveling to different countries, meeting with political and business leaders. From his extensive travels and field research, Ruchir developed a pioneering system of 10 rules for identifying promising economies, which he captured in a 2016 New York Times bestseller, The Rise and Fall of Nations. Recognized that year by Barron’s as “Wall Street’s New Global Thinker,” Ruchir was a New York Times contributing opinion writer from 2016 to 2021 and is currently a columnist for the Financial Times.