Sasha Dichter
Acumen Fund

As Acumen’s Chief Innovation Officer, Sasha is responsible for growing the impact of Acumen Fund’s work through our investment in leaders and the spread of ideas. This includes the Acumen Fund Fellows Program and +acumen chapters; our work in knowledge, metrics, and policy; as well as resource mobilization from our global Partner community. In his previous role at Acumen as Director of Business Development, Sasha led global capital raising for Acumen Fund, including executing a successful $100M capital raise, serving as the point person for Acumen Fund’s Partner community, and heading up global partnerships for Acumen Fundincluding global expansion.

Sasha is also a notedspeaker and bloggeron generosity, philanthropy and social change, the author of theManifesto for Nonprofit CEOs, and the creator ofGenerosity Day 2011. His talks have beenfeatured on “best of the Web”and he has been recognized as an Innovation Agent by Fast Company magazine and as a top 10 Business Bloggers by Say 100 Media.

Before Acumen Fund, Sasha worked as Global Manager of Corporate Citizenship at GE Money, expanding financial offerings to underserved communities globally; and as a Senior Program Manager at IBM, spearheading the company’s corporate citizenship strategy and launching a leadership program for school administrators. Sasha began his career as a management consultant for Booz | Allen | Hamilton in the firm’s telecommunications practice, based in New York but working primarily in Latin America and Europe, and has worked with the microfinance group of Bank Rakyat Indonesia and with the venture-backed Navic Networks, recently acquired by Microsoft.

Sasha holds a BA from Harvard College, a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard’s Kennedy School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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