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Phyllis Costanza

CEO, UBS Optimus Foundation

Phyllis Kurlander Costanza is the CEO of the UBS Optimus Foundation. Prior to this, she was with the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and also served as a CIFF board member for eight years. Before joining the non-profit sector, Ms Costanza worked for more than a decade as a management consultant in Washington, DC and Vienna, Austria and also lived and worked in Kiev, Ukraine on a USAID program involving the privatization of state-owned enterprises. She also worked for New York State Governor Mario Cuomo, advising on policy and politics in Manhattan, and started her career working for Prudential.