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2023 Speakers

Dwight Poler

Founder and CEO


Dwight spent 24 years at Bain Capital, including 18 years in London where he opened and managed Bain Capital’s European private equity business. He led Europe Funds I-IV, which invested over $10Bn of equity at market leading returns. In 2018, Dwight returned to the United States to focus on personal and philanthropic investing, and founded AccelR8, a fund investing to mitigate climate change. Previously, he worked at Bain & Company and Morgan Stanley. Education: BA, Amherst College; MBA, with distinction, Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth), as a Tuck Scholar. Adjunct Professor, London Business School (2005-18). Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow ‘19, Harvard University Boards: Dwight has served as Director, and often Chair, on a wide range of corporate and non-profit boards. Dwight currently serves as trustee of Amherst College and The Boston Foundation, the MIT MediaLab Advisory Council and Alta Advisers (Europe), among other investment companies. He is co-founder of the Private Equity Foundation (now called Impetus PEF), a social impact fund based in London.

Keynote Panelist

Closing Keynote: "The Next Chapter"

Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7:30:00 PM UTC


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Dwight Poler
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