Former Chief of Staff
Joy Basu is a senior advisor to innovative food businesses and financial vehicles seeking authentic and impact-integrated growth. She was the first Chief of Staff at TPG Growth, where she served as an architect and engine of The Rise Fund. She was The Rise Fund’s inaugural impact sector lead for food and agriculture. Prior to joining TPG, Joy was a consultant at McKinsey & Company; she focused on agricultural development, working with businesses and donors to improve agricultural productivity and investment in emerging markets. Joy served as project manager to the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture, and has closely supported strategic projects for the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency and Starbucks Coffee Company.
Joy earned her JD and MBA from Stanford University with a certificate in public management and social innovation; while at Stanford, she served as an Arbuckle Fellow, President of the Women of Stanford Law, and on the Afghanistan Legal Education Project. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy and Economics from Duke University. She serves as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project, and a Board Member at the Middle East Children’s Institute, Kupanda Holdings, and Food Systems for the Future. Born and raised in Illinois, Joy strives daily to be a mindful global citizen with strong Midwestern roots.