Blair Miller has spent her career supporting and building innovative businesses models around the world. She brings an expertise in sourcing and supporting early stage entrepreneurs, managing cross cultural teams, designing business and leadership curriculum, and capital raising. Blair is a co-founder of BlueOrange Sustainable Capital, an emerging markets sustainable investment fund. As a co-founder, she supports in developing the strategy, structuring the fund, sourcing early deals and raising the seed capital. Previously, Miller was vice president for the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy, philanthropist and founder of Wesray Capital Corporation, Ray Chambers. During her tenure, she led the office’s efforts to mobilize private sector capital and develop innovative financing models to address global health challenges. Specifically, she supported the development of two multimillion-dollar health focused funds with philanthropists in Nigeria and India.
Prior to joining the office of Ray Chambers, Miller focused her career on building and supporting socially responsible businesses and investment firms in emerging markets. During this time, she worked with Reservoir Capital, a $7.5B private equity fund, and also served as a venture partner at Learn Capital, an education technology fund. Miller spent her early career at Acumen Fund, an impact investment fund working in Latin America, India, Pakistan, and East and West Africa. Miller serves on numerous boards, including AfricaInvest, a forum based in New York City focused on increasing U.S. investments in Africa, the Africa Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary institution providing a gateway for engagement with contemporary Africa, and Venture for America, which is committed to developing the next generation of American entrepreneurs.
Blair is a senior fellow at Yale University lecturing on Impact investing and is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. She has contributed to the talent conversation through her contributions in the books “Collective Genius”“ and “The Power of Co-Creation”, and was a finalist for the Harvard Business Review/Mckinsey M Prize for Management Innovation. Blair holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.