Patricia Chin-Sweeney is the Director of Business Development & Corporate Strategy for I-DEV International. She brings years of experience in the investment banking, management consulting, and non-profit management to the I-DEV team. Her areas of expertise include strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions, corporate social responsibility and executive management.
Prior to I-Dev, Patricia worked for the Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG), the leading boutique investment bank and financial consultancy to the architecture/engineering/environmental consulting sector. There, she spearheaded the launch of several new consulting tools and an industry-wide initiative, addressing corporate social responsibility best practices.
Patricia received her undergraduate degree in environmental science from Barnard College, Columbia University. She did her graduate studies at New York University's Leonard B. Stern School of Business, where she specialized in Marketing, Strategy, and Social Innovation & Impact.
In addition to her professional experience, Patricia serves on the advisory boards of several non-profit, environmental and social organizations including ThinkQuest NYC; Wildlife Trust; and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. She is also a Susan Schiffer Stautberg Leadership Fellowship recipient. This Fellowship is affiliated with the prestigious women's network, the Belizean Grove.
Patricia is a strong believer in the greater synergies and benefits that arise from partnerships between the for- and non-profit worlds and she is excited to play an active role in bringing these different parties together.
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Good points, especially about bringing these kind of products to the mass market. :)
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