Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers
New members of Swarthmore's Board of Managers will begin their term at the Board's meeting in September. The five new members, appointed at the Board's meeting in May, are:
Sohail Bengali '79, who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, previously served on the Board from 2011 to 2015. He joined the private investment banking firm of Stone & Youngberg in 1985. Managing director since 1992, he was a member of the firm's board of directors, the asset management group, and the strategic planning committee.
Bengali is a frequent guest lecturer on infrastructure finance and private-equity investments at UC-Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He earned a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore, an M.S. in civil engineering from MIT in 1982, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 1984. He is married to a Swarthmore alumna.
David G. Bradley '75 H'11 is the chairman and owner of Atlantic Media, whose holdings include The Atlantic, Quartz, National Journal Group, and Government Executive Media Group. Earlier in his career, he founded The Advisory Board Company and CEB (now Gartner), both for-profit think tanks that provide strategic research to healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and corporations around the globe.
During his early 20s, Bradley was a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines. In addition to his B.A. and honorary degree from Swarthmore College, he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Georgetown University. He is the recipient of lifetime achievement awards from Harvard Business School and the Fulbright Association. Bradley is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and his board memberships include the Council on Foreign Relations, KIPP DC, New America, DC-CAP, Biden Cancer Initiative, American University of Beirut, and the Manila-based Child Protection Network. He and his wife, Katherine, have three sons and are based in Washington, D.C.
Eleanor Joseph '07 is the director of business development at Via, where she is an advocate for public-private partnerships' role in defining the future of public transportation. Joseph works with municipalities, transit agencies, and private operators to solve present day mobility challenges facing millions of Americans. Prior to Via, Joseph founded, grew, and sold a two-product startup that helped vendors in emerging markets promote themselves digitally. In addition to working in the private sector, Joseph has served in the public and non-profit sectors, advising Mayor Marty Walsh on Boston’s economic development and sharing economy policies, and building health systems in east Africa on behalf of the Clinton Health Access Initiative.
Joseph earned her MBA and Masters in public policy from Harvard University. At Swarthmore, she was a double Honors major in economics and history, worked as a resident assistant for two years, and served on Student Council as educational policy representative.
Antoinette Monsio Sayeh '79 is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development and previously served as director of the African Department of the International Monetary Fund from 2008 to 2016, enhancing its relationship with sub-Saharan African member countries. As Minister of Finance in post-conflict Liberia, a position she held from 2006 until 2008, Sayeh led the country through clearance of its long-standing external debt arrears and significantly strengthened its public finances. Before becoming Minister of Finance in Liberia, she worked in a variety of economist, managerial, and advisory roles at the World Bank.
Sayeh holds a B.A. with honors in economics from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in international economic relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Sayeh previously served on the Swarthmore's Alumni Council and has one son.
Bryan Wolf '84 is a senior partner and member of the management committee at Ziffren Brittenham LLP and a partner in Pilot Capital Management. At Ziffren Brittenham, a law firm specializing in the media and entertainment industries, Wolf works with creative artists, entrepreneurs, and owners of intellectual property, concentrating on the effects of digital disruption and guiding clients through the changing economic and technological landscape. At Pilot, a venture capital firm that originates and invests in seed stage businesses, Wolf focuses on consumer products and media, together with investments in related data and software businesses.
Wolf has been active in the life of Swarthmore for many years. He currently serves on the Council for Presidential Initiatives and acts as co-chair of the Council’s sub-committee on Building an Inclusive Community. Wolf graduated from Swarthmore with honors in history and from Columbia University Law School. Wolf and his wife Elisabeth have two children.