Creating an Action Agenda for the Next Decade
October 21-23, 2013 Ann Arbor, Michigan
Detailed Panel Descriptions
Summit Leadership Team
Chief Innovation Officer
As Acumen's Chief Innovation Officer, Sasha is responsible for growing the impact of Acumen Fund's work through our investment in leaders and the spread of ideas. This includes the Acumen Fund Fellows Program and +acumen chapters; work in knowledge, metrics, and policy; as well as resource mobilization from our global Partner community. In his previous role at Acumen as Director of Business Development, Sasha led global capital raising, including executing a successful $100M capital raise, serving as the point person for Acumen Fund's Partner community, and heading up global partnerships for global expansion.
Sasha is also a noted speaker and blogger on generosity, philanthropy and social change, the author of the Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs, and the creator of Generosity Day. His talks have been featured on TED.com and he has been recognized as an Innovation Agent by Fast Company magazine and as a top 10 Business Bloggers by Say 100 Media.
Before Acumen Fund, Sasha worked at GE Money to expand financial offerings to underserved communities globally; and at IBM, spearheading the company's corporate citizenship strategy and launching a leadership program for school administrators. Sasha began his career as a management consultant for Booz | Allen | Hamilton working primarily in Latin America and Europe, and has worked with the microfinance group of Bank Rakyat Indonesia.
Sasha holds a BA from Harvard College, a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard's Kennedy School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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