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Andrew Stern

Andrew Stern
Founder & CEO - GDI Americas

Andrew Stern is the Founder and CEO of GDI Americas, and also serves as the global coordinator across GDI global partners, an ex-officio member of the GDI Americas Board, and a member and the Chair of the GDI Solutions fiscal sponsor entity Board. He shapes new opportunities for GDI to drive the global development sector forward and provides strategic guidance to select incubated initiatives. Andrew has played many roles within GDI initiatives, including Interim CEO of Convergence and of Emerging Public Leaders. He currently serves on the Boards of Aceli AfricacitiesRISE, and the Refugee Investment Network, as well as the Advisory Board of Upstart Co-Lab.

Prior to founding GDI, Andrew was the Global Operating Partner at Dalberg Global Advisors. During that time, he helped design and launch ANDE and served as the founding co-chairperson of mothers2mothers. Andrew holds a joint MBA/MPP from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in Economics from Princeton University. When he isn’t urging nonprofits toward their ‘endgames,’ Andrew can be found gardening, kayaking and chasing his young daughter around.