Board Chair Orli Shaham says, “Kaufman Music Center continues to be a magnet for mission-driven leaders who care deeply about the arts. We are so honored to have Evelyn and Philippe on our team – and their voices at the table!”
Executive Director Kate Sheeran adds, “I feel so fortunate to work with Trustees that inspire me every single day, and I’m delighted to welcome Evelyn and Philippe to the Board. Their significant achievements in their respective fields as well as the work they’ve done on behalf of the arts will help us continue to deepen the reach and impact of our programs.”
Evelyn Erskine is a communications professional with extensive experience in strategic planning, media relations and crisis management bridging public and private sectors. She is currently the Senior Communications Director for Corporate Philanthropy at Bloomberg LP, where she leads internal and external communications for Bloomberg’s philanthropic and employee engagement programming across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Prior to Bloomberg, she enjoyed an 11-year career in city government, where she served as a media spokesperson for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Evelyn is a graduate of the Universidad de las Americas Puebla, where she received her undergraduate degree, and Columbia University, where she received a graduate degree in Strategic Communication. She currently volunteers as a mentor for returning veterans transitioning to civilian life through American Corporate Partners, supporting young Latinas in the foster care system with Lawyers for Children and supporting literacy and reading with elementary school students through Read Ahead.
Philippe Khuong-Huu is a founding member and the Chief Investment Officer of Alphadyne Asset Management. He oversees the firm’s investment decision-making and is a member of the firm’s Risk Management Committee. Prior to forming Alphadyne in 2005, Philippe was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he served as head of the firm’s structured credit group and, immediately prior, as head of the global interest rate products group. Philippe was also a member of the risk committee covering fixed income, currencies and commodities. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Philippe spent ten years at J.P. Morgan, where he held various senior management positions within fixed income, equity and credit markets, including as global head of options, exotics and credit derivatives trading, co-head of European swaps, head of U.S. interest rate options, and head of equity derivatives trading in Tokyo. Philippe was also a member of Lab Morgan, where he invested in derivatives market platforms including Swapswire and Creditex.
Philippe began his career at Société Générale in Paris where he was a market-maker in options, and then became head of equity derivatives in Tokyo, where he focused on option and index arbitrage. He graduated from École Polytechnique and received his Masters in Statistics and Economics from ENSAE. Philippe serves as a Trustee of Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School. The Alphadyne Foundation, which Philippe founded during the COVID-19 pandemic, fully underwrote the first season of Kaufman Music Center’s Musical Storefronts initiative.