Matthew Swift is the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Concordia, a nonprofit with a focus on public-private partnerships around pressing global issues. Mr. Swift has brought together an impressive group of world leaders and CEOs from multinational corporations to serve on Concordia's leadership council and was instrumental in developing Concordia's Partnership Index, a series of analytical tools to effectively evaluate global partnership environments.
Before starting Concordia with his business partner Nicholas Logothetis, Mr. Swift spent six years in the media industry and held positions within News Corporation and its subsidiaries, Fox News Channel, British Sky Broadcasting, and the New York Post. He has also spent considerable time on Capitol Hill, working for Senator John Warner of Virginia and the Business Roundtable.
Mr. Swift currently is an advisory council member of the Millennium Leadership Program at the Atlantic Council and sits on the advisory council of the Next Generation Leaders Program at The McCain Institute for International Leadership as well as on the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on Public-Private Partnerships (SAP3).
In his free time, Mr. Swift is active in politics, focusing on issue advocacy and establishing a mentoring platform for young professionals interested in political involvement. He holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, where he studied under global leaders including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and José María Aznar, the former Prime Minister of Spain.