Cynthia M. Friend Named Incoming President of The Kavli Foundation

17 November 2020

Society & Partner News

The Kavli Foundation has selected Dr Cynthia M. Friend, Theodore Williams Richards Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University, as its next president.

“Dr. Friend assumes the presidency of The Kavli Foundation as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. As a distinguished scientist with proven executive leadership skills, her appointment as president assures that The Kavli Foundation will continue its extraordinary impact on the scientific enterprise through its visionary leadership and its philanthropy. Her well-recognized interdisciplinary approach and collaborative style will serve her well with all our constituencies, inside and outside the foundation. I look forward to participating with her to create an exciting future for The Kavli Foundation in the science it supports,” remarked Chairman of the Board, Rockell N. Hankin.
Dr. Friend will assume this post on January 1, 2021.