Trustee and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Stynes

Michael Stynes is Chief Executive Officer and a trustee of the Jain Family Institute. He has led JFI since its inception, building initiatives in income share agreements, guaranteed income, and digital ethics and governance with a focus on bringing the most promising new policy ideas to real-world trial.

As part of JFI’s higher education portfolio, Michael led design and analytics work for Robert Smith’s Student Freedom Initiative, a $100-million dollar education fund for HBCU students. In guaranteed income, Michael’s expertise is in working with governmental partners on at-scale program design and strategy, for engagements within the US and internationally, including in Compton, California and Maricá, Brazil. He has advised a number of founders and philanthropies on how to translate research into pilot and policy implementation.

His academic background is in analytic philosophy, which he studied at Harvard and NYU.

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