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Tim Hanstad

CEO, Chandler Foundation

Skoll Awardee


Tim Hanstad leads the Chandler Foundation as CEO. He is a 2012 Skoll Social Entrepreneur Awardee and nonprofit executive who previously co-founded Landesa, the world's leading land rights organization. Tim led Landesa’s growth from a 2-person operation to the #1-ranked human rights NGO in the world. Tim has authored numerous books and articles. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Huffington Post and beyond. Tim is the proud spouse of Chitra and a father to four wonderful and inspiring children.

Regional Focus

Central and Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, North America, Southeast Asia, West and Central Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa

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