Elizabeth Y.A. Ferguson is the Managing Director of the Drexel Oceania LLC, a merchant bank. Prior to joining Drexel Oceania LLC, she was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Bay Area Family of Funds at the Bay Area Council where she managed private equity and venture capital funds: Bay Area Smart Growth Fund I and II, Bay Area Equity Fund I and DBL Equity Fund – BAEF II. The Family of Funds are “double bottom line” funds created to deliver market rates of return, and at the same time, significant social, economic and environmental returns to low-and moderate-income communities.
Ms. Ferguson was also a financial executive with Bank of America for over twenty years. She most recently served as EVP and Managing Director and Head of Marketing for Bank of America’s Global Corporate and Investment Bank.
Ms. Ferguson’s broad background in financial services includes management positions with Bank of America in the U.S. and Asia, with industry expertise in technology, energy, construction, manufacturing, healthcare and consumer products. She has held senior roles in corporate and investment banking, strategic planning, marketing, and finance.
Ms. Ferguson is a native of San Francisco and a resident of the Bay Area. She is a summa cum laude graduate of UC Berkeley with a B.A. in political science and has an MBA from Stanford Business School. Ms. Ferguson serves as on the boards for the Alliance for Community Development, On Lok, Inc., REDF, and the Bay Area Advisory Board of US Bank.