Mr. Snow is the founder of the Global Frontier Fund, a unique $150mm private equity “fund of local funds” designed for 20 newly emerging frontier economies. and chairman of Global Horizon Partners LLC, the General Partner of the Fund. The Fund is an offshoot of the Money Matters Institute, a private-public think tank created by Mr. Snow in 1996 to foster fresh research and realistic private sector initiatives to foster sustainable development in the developing world. The contributing members included State Street, Fidelity, MFS, Prudential, Concord Capital, United Gulf Management, the World Bank and the United Nations.
A veteran journalist in the field of international affairs, Mr. Snow is concurrently director of the Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy at The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. During his career, he has worked for Newsweek Magazine and WGBH public radio as a foreign correspondent in West Germany and for the Boston Globe as chief foreign correspondent in Japan, national and foreign editor and assistant to the publisher.
He was the founding editor and president from 1978-2001 of The WorldPaper, an international affairs publication that appeared in 27 countries and seven language editions, including Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Korean and Arabic. He is well published, was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on East Asia and has taught graduate courses in international communications at Boston University and the Fletcher School.
A graduate of Harvard University and the Fletcher School, Mr. Snow served as a U.S. Navy officer in Japan and Vietnam before starting in journalism. He is a board member of several not for profit organizations including the International Honors Program, Evian Group in Lausanne, United Nations Association of Greater Boston, Business for Diplomatic Action, CAUX Roundtable and a member of the editorial board of the World Bank’s Development Gateway Foundation.