Wholeness of Life Lifetime Achievement Honoree
John Studzinski CBE
An American-born British investment banker and philanthropist, John Studzinski CBE is Vice Chairman of PIMCO. He is heavily involved in hands-on philanthropy, patronage, and charity work. His numerous charitable activities revolve mainly around human rights, the arts, and homelessness. John’s own charity, the Genesis Foundation, supports and nurtures people in the creative fields in the early stages of their careers. In 2015 he co-founded Arise, which he chairs, to support and promote frontline anti-slavery work. Arise is now working in Eastern Europe, across India, the Philippines, parts of Africa and South America. Much of this effort is coordinated with and through a vast network of religious sisters serving those impacted by slavery in the worst affected regions of the world. This complements his extensive work within the business community to promote supply chain transparency, which includes co-chairing the Business Against Slavery Forum - an initiative of the UK Government.