Patience Ball

Bethesda, United States of America

Impact Chairperson

Patience Marime-Ball is Impact Chairperson at Apollo, where she is responsible for elements of the Firm's impact investing platform. Patience has more than two and half decades of investment experience across capital markets – including debt and equity financing, large scale infrastructure, distressed assets, as well as venture stage opportunities. Patience has led many “firsts” in the investing space, including the multi-billion-dollar Banking on Women platform and multi-billion-dollar Global Trade Liquidity Program at the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Patience founded Women of the World Endowment in 2018 and co-authored The XX Edge: Unlocking Higher Returns and Lower Risk in 2022. She serves on several advisory committees including, As You Sow’s Prison Free Funds and Racial Justice Initiative as well as Emerging Sun LLC, a company she co-founded in 2005. Patience holds a JD from the Pritzker School of Law and an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University.