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Maryana Iskander

CEO, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator


Maryana Iskander has served as Chief Executive Officer of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator since 2013 and brings a track record of scaling organisations through partnership models, data-driven delivery, talent management and technology innovation. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a US$2 billion organisation that is America’s largest provider of women’s reproductive healthcare and she currently sits on the board of directors. Maryana was an associate at global consultancy McKinsey & Company, and a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Rice University, an M.Sc. from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She is a Henry Crown Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.