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Tom Adams

Director of Impact, Acumen


As Director of Impact for Acumen, Tom leads the organization’s global work to gain a richer understanding of the how and why of creating impact through patient capital investing. Tom oversees Acumen’s metrics work, and works with Acumen’s portfolio team to deepen knowledge of social impact. Prior to Acumen Tom worked for the UK Department for International Development, first in Nigeria and subsequently in Ethiopia. Tom has also worked as a diplomat for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as an economic advisor within the UK Government Equalities Office. Tom holds a BSc (Hons.) in Economics and Econometrics from Nottingham University and a MSc (Distinction) in Economics with reference to Africa from the London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).