Our Team

Jennifer Powers

Board Chair



Jennifer Powers joined Student Leadership Network’s Board of Directors in 2012 and was elected Board Chair in 2015.  Her leadership has been critical to our organization’s growth financially and strategically.  She believes passionately in equity for all students, and as a graduate of a women’s college, has personally experienced the benefits of a single-sex education.

Ms. Powers joined Global Infrastructure Partners in 2017 as a Partner and Chair of GIP Credit. She focuses on the strategic direction of GIP’s credit business with aim to expand and build out GIP’s credit business into one of the market leaders in infrastructure debt financing.

Prior to joining GIP, Ms. Powers was co-head of Investment Grade Debt Capital Markets at Mizuho Bank. Prior to Mizuho, Jennifer was a founding member of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Credit Markets Business. Ms. Powers also spent 12 years in the energy investment banking and capital markets teams at Credit Suisse. She has extensive experience and client relationships, having spent her career advising and financing clients in the energy and broader infrastructure sectors. Ms. Powers has played a lead role in over $60 billion of infrastructure debt financings. Ms. Powers holds a B.A. in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude) from Barnard College and is based in New York City.