Christina Leijonhufvud

CEO, BlueMark & Co-Founder, Tideline

Christina Leijonhufvud is co-founder of Tideline. Currently, she serves as CEO of BlueMark, Tideline’s subsidiary launched to conduct impact verifications. At BlueMark, Christina is responsible for leading all aspects of the business strategy, new product development, and external relations. Christina’s extensive risk management, investment banking, and pioneering work in impact investing at J.P. Morgan are foundational to BlueMark’s approach to assurance work.

Prior to co-founding Tideline, Christina was Managing Director at J.P. Morgan where she worked for over 15 years. At J.P. Morgan, she created the firm’s Social Finance business to elevate impact investments as a credible new approach for investors. Under her leadership, Social Finance published seminal research, made proprietary investments in impact funds, structured and distributed impact investments to clients (such as the Global Health Investment Fund), and engaged J.P. Morgan employees worldwide in both voluntary and fee-based impact investment programs.

Before founding the Social Finance unit, Christina led various risk management and advisory teams at J.P. Morgan including Sovereign Risk & Advisory. She also oversaw Credit Portfolio Risk Management and Market Risk Management for Emerging Markets.

Christina served as Country Officer at the World Bank covering Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan, immediately following those countries’ independence from the Soviet Union. Preceding that, she worked for the inaugural Economic Reform Committee for the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan.

Christina has consulted for Ashoka (2006-07), served on the Advisory Board for the Center for Financial Inclusion, and currently sits on the Boards of BRAC USA and the CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She earned a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, a MA in International Affairs from George Washington University, and a BA in Sociology from University of California, Los Angeles. Christina lives in New York.