Matthew Stephenson

Head, Investment And Services at World Economic Forum

Matthew Stephenson, PhD, has extensive work experience in various organizations. Matthew currently serves as the Head of Investment Policy and Practice at the World Economic Forum since February 2019. Prior to this, they were the Outward FDI Workstream Lead at the IFC - International Finance Corporation from 2016 to 2019. Matthew also worked as a Jr. Policy Analyst and Consultant at the OECD - OCDE from 2014 to 2016. Earlier in their career, they held multiple roles at the U.S. Department of State, including working in the Office of Afghanistan Affairs, the Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative, the Office of Iraq Economic Affairs, and the U.S. Consulate General Istanbul. Matthew also worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Office of Management Policy, Budget, and Performance. Additionally, they had a brief stint at The World Bank Group in the Independent Evaluation Group.

Matthew Stephenson, PhD has an extensive education history. Matthew holds a BA (Hons) degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford. Matthew later went on to pursue a Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. Lastly, they obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in International Political Economy from the Geneva Graduate Institute. Prior to their higher education, Matthew Stephenson attended St. Albans School (D.C.) for their high school education.



  • Head, Investment And Services

    February, 2019 - present