Diana Hollmann
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

At GIZ, Diana works on issues revolving around inclusive business, e.g. helping to set up BoP Sector Dialogues promoting inclusive business amongst business professionals through sector-specific practitioner guides and workshops.

After her graduate degree in business administration Diana worked at Philips developing and implementing international marketing communication strategies. She went back to school as a Fulbright student and completed her master degree in International Relations at the Maxwell School in Syracuse with an emphasis on Private Sector Development and Social Entrepreneurship.

As Mercator Fellow on International Affairs Diana spent one year working on topics concerning the interface between business and development working on issues related to the advancement of inclusive and sustainable entrepreneurship. As part of her Fellowship, Diana collaborated with the WRI New Ventures’ research initiatives around clean energy for the base of the pyramid, worked with the UNDP Egypt on the development of pro-poor business models and inclusive markets as well as with Keystone Accountability on impact measurement in the social investment space. At Keystone sheimplemented thefirst benchmarked survey of investee views of social investor performance.

Diana has lived and worked in Germany, UK, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, USA and Peru. She has supported local entrepreneurs and worked with a diversity of institutions including UNIDO, UNDP, Ashoka and Dialogue Social Enterprise.

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