William Woo is an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University. At Northeastern, he teaches a class in Impact Investing in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department and a class on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the Finance Department.
He is currently a Director at the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance (EMIA). At EMIA, Woo focuses on advocacy for global sustainable investing, developing and executing a strategy for evaluating and promoting best Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) practices in developing economies, through a network of asset managers/financial institutions, corporations, sovereignties, and policy experts. He works with these networks to identify and build consensus regarding research/discussion topics, advocacy goals and data disclosure in topics such as waste, climate and governance. He also helped start up two SBA funds focused on investing in Low-Moderate Income zones and businesses owned/run by women and minorities.
Woo has 25+ years of previous experience in impact investing, M&A transactions, public capital markets, and private equity. His previous work includes roles at Amundi Pioneer Investments ($1.3 trillion AUM) as a Global Senior Analyst on the Portfolio Management teams in U.S. and Europe investing in and financing Bank/Bridge Loans and High Yield Bonds used to finance target acquisitions by Corporate and Private Equity buyers in various Industrial, Consumer, Energy and Service sectors. He started his career as a Financial Analyst in the M&A/Merchant Banking Department of Oppenheimer & Co. working on targeted acquisitions, divestitures, and fairness opinions. Additionally, Woo has worked in the private equity and venture capital industry at Advent International and Patricof & Co Ventures. He has served on several corporate and non-profit boards of directors.
Professor Woo received his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his BA from Columbia University.
- MBA, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School)
- BA, Columbia University