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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Introducing Staff Writer David Lehr

By Rob Katz

David LehrThe NextBillion.net team is proud to introduce our newest member: Staff Writer David Lehr.

David has over fifteen years of experience in international business and development focused primarily on information communication technologies and job creation and is currently Senior Advisor, Social Innovations at Mercy Corps. He has consulted for several non-profits, including Acumen Fund and Gates Foundation on issues related to technology and poverty alleviation.David recently returned from a year in India as an Acumen Fund Fellow, working with Drishtee, to assist the management team in their expansion efforts. Earlier, David was co-founder of an early-stage venture under the auspices of Reuters that delivers customized market data via mobile phones to farmers in the developing world. Previously, he held management positions with key Silicon Valley companies, including launching Adobe Systems in China.

He has lived and worked in several countries in Asia and speaks Mandarin Chinese. David was a Fellow at Stanford University, holds a Masters from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA from the State University of New York at Albany.

Welcome, David!

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