Dennis Whittle is the co-founder of GlobalGiving. Before joining the World Bank in 1986, Dennis worked in the Philippines with the Asian Development Bank and with USAID. Until October 2000, Dennis was part of a troika that led the World Bank's Corporate Strategy and Innovation units. From 1992-1997, he led a variety of initiatives in the Bank's Russia program, including housing reform and energy efficiency projects. From 1987-1992, Dennis was an economist in the World Bank's Jakarta office advising the Indonesian Ministries of Finance and National Development, and managing projects in the agriculture and forestry sectors. Dennis graduated with honors in religious studies from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and did his graduate work in development studies and economics at Princeton University. Dennis also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.