Pamela K. Hamamoto


Pamela K. Hamamoto was appointed by the Board as non-executive Chair in May 2022. Ms. Hamamoto served as a Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow, from 2018-2020.Previously, she served under President Barack Obama as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva from 2014 until 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Hamamoto worked as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in New York and California. She was also a strategic planner for Hawaiian Telcom in Honolulu.

Ms. Hamamoto began her working career as a civil engineer at PG&E in San Francisco. She is a board member of Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and of Ploughshares Fund, a global peace and security foundation. She also serves on the Global Leadership Council of the United Nations Foundation and on the Steering Committee of the Leadership Council for Women in National Security.

Ms. Hamamoto earned a BS and an MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.