Founding Board Member & Co-Chair
Managing Director - Cube Hydro Partners
Since 2012, Ginger Lew has been the Managing Director of Cube Hydro Partners (and its predecessor company), a $700 million fund that invests in renewable energy (hydropower) projects in the United States. Ms. Lew is also a senior advisor to I Squared Capital, a $3 billion global infrastructure fund. Until October 2011, she served as Senior Counselor to the White House National Economic Council. She provided economic policy advice on a broad range of matters, including innovation, impact investing, small business, capital access and formation, procurement reform, and entrepreneurship policies.
Under the Clinton Administration, Ms. Lew was the Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Small Business Administration where she provided day to day management and operational oversight of a $42 billion loan portfolio. Before joining SBA, Ms. Lew was the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce where she specialized in international trade issues. Ms. Lew was unanimously confirmed by the United State Senate for both positions.
From 1998 to 2009, Ms. Lew was active in venture capital, as the CEO of TDF, a communications venture fund, and as a venture advisor to Amplifier Venture Partners. During this time, Ms. Lew was the Chairman and board member of an investment fund based in Europe. She also was a member and co-chair of the NASDAQ Listing Council. She has served on the boards of publicly traded companies, private companies and not for profit organizations, including the Meyer Foundation and the Yosemite National Institute. In 2011 to present, Ms. Lew was appointed by Secretary Clinton to serve on the Board of Governors of the East West Center. She serves on the Executive Committee and is Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. Ms. Lew was also appointed by the National Academies of Science to serve as an expert advisor on innovation.