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Cindy Chen

Strategic Advisor, Individual


Cindy is a strategic advisor to high-impact social entrepreneurs and philanthropic institutions. Her areas of expertise include strategy planning, program design, business model design, impact assessment, research and due diligence.

Prior to this role, Cindy was employed at the Skoll Foundation for over five years, most recently as co-Director of the Analysis and Insight practice. There she advised the foundation’s resource and investment decisions through a deeper understanding of Skoll social entrepreneurs and the ecosystems in which they work. Cindy has lived and worked in Asia, Africa, and Europe for companies in the private and nonprofit sector including consulting firms, large multi-national corporations, and local social enterprises.

Cindy holds a B.S. in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.

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