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Kate Montgomery

Director of Global Partnerships, d.light design


Kate Montgomery joined d.light in July 2011 as the Director of Global Partnerships, developing d.light’s strategy for engaging with the public sector and other key partners globally. A key part of this work is the institutionalization of d.light’s strategy to rigorously measure and communicate their social impact. Prior to that, she was in the humanitarian aid sector working for Tuft’s Feinstein International Center and the International Rescue Committee in Pakistan and Haiti. She holds an MS in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

d.light is a for-profit social enterprise whose purpose is to create new freedoms for customers without access to reliable power so they can enjoy a brighter future. We design, manufacture and distribute solar light and power products throughout the developing world. We aim to transform the lives of at least 100 million people by 2017 and have reached over 56 million since founding. d.light serves over 60 countries, through over 12,000 retail outlets, 10 field offices, and four regional hubs. The company employs over 300 people directly, and indirectly employs hundreds more worldwide. To learn more, please visit


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