Director of Human Resources
As Director of Human Resources, Christopher Rungoo oversees the Vilcek Foundation’s human resource development, workforce planning and employment, and compensation and benefits. He also leads the organization’s accounting team and liaises with its investment managers. Mr. Rungoo also plays an integral part in ensuring compliance with current regulations on private foundations.
Mr. Rungoo brings to his role both the education and experience necessary to meet the diverse needs of the Foundation. He earned a master’s degree in business administration and a second master’s in industrial and organizational psychology, and has focused his career on the nonprofit arena. As the son of immigrants, Mr. Rungoo has first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by newcomers to the United States, as well as a deep appreciation for their accomplishments. As an avid enthusiast of music from around the world, he also appreciates art’s ability to open up windows into other cultures.
2019 Vilcek Prizewinners
Congratulations to the remarkable biomedical scientists and culinary artists who have been awarded the 2019 Vilcek Foundation Prizes! Learn more about their incredible accomplishments.
2020 Creative Promise Prizes
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