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Venetia Bell

Chief Operating Officer
Venetia is responsible for ensuring operational and financial excellence, in alignment with our strategy.

Prior to joining the Clean Air Fund, Venetia was the Chief Sustainability Officer for Gulf International Bank and Head of Strategy for GIB Asset Management.  As the bank’s first CSO, Venetia was instrumental in developing its sustainability strategy, launching a suite of sustainability-focused products and services, and embedding responsible banking principles.  She led an award-winning multi-stakeholder initiative to enhance data and funnel private capital towards humanitarian and resilience projects.  Prior to joining GIB, she had several roles at the Bank of England, including Deputy to the Chief Operating Officer, and has published a range of policy-focused research.

Venetia is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a fellow of the Forward Institute, faculty for the Competent Boards Programme, and an alumna of the Mentoring Foundation. She is a Chartered Governance Professional, Fellow of the Corporate Governance Institute (UK), a designated Climate Competent Director, and a Certified Investment Fund Director.  She is the Chair of several charities.

Venetia graduated with an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics (UK), an MA degree in Economics from Cambridge University (UK), and the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD (France). 

Why Venetia works for Clean Air Fund:

To make a positive difference. To strive for better. So we can all have a breath of fresh air.