Darren Walker

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(lawyer, banker, businessman)
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BornAugust 28, 1959
Lafayette, Louisiana
ResidenceNew York,  US
NationalityUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Members 3
Bilderberg big money manager for charitable foundations

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In office
September 2013 - Present

Darren Walker attended the Bilderberg for the first time in 2019. Earlier in his career, Walker worked as a lawyer and investment banker with UBS.


Walker began his career in 1986 at the New York elite law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. In 1988, he joined Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) and spent seven years in its capital markets division.

In 1995, Walker left the corporation to spend a year volunteering at a school in Harlem. He went on to become the chief operating officer at Abyssinian Development Corporation, a community development organization also located in Harlem.

From 2002-2010, Walker was vice president for foundation initiatives at the Rockefeller Foundation, where he oversaw a wide range of programs in the United States and internationally.

He joined the CIA-linked Ford Foundation in 2010 as vice president for Education, Creativity and Free Expression, one of the foundation's three major program areas. He also oversaw Ford Foundation's regional programming in four offices based in Africa and the Middle East.



Event Participated in

Bilderberg/201930 May 20192 June 2019Switzerland
Hotel Montreux Palace
The 67th Bilderberg Meeting


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