Chief Innovation Officer at Acumen Fund
As Acumen’s Chief Innovation Officer, Sasha Dichter is responsible for growing the impact of Acumen Fund’s work through investment in leaders and the spread of ideas. This includes the Acumen Fund Fellows Program and +acumen chapters; work in knowledge, metrics and policy; as well as resource mobilization from three global Partner community. In his previous role at Acumen as director of Business Development, Dichter led global capital raising, including executing a successful $100 million capital raise, serving as the point person for Acumen Fund’s Partner community and heading up global partnerships for global expansion.
Dichter is also a noted speaker and blogger on generosity, philanthropy and social change, the author of the Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs and the creator of Generosity Day. His talks have been featured on TED.com 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, Dichter worked at GE Money to expand financial offerings to underserved communities globally and at IBM, spearheading the company’s corporate citizenship strategy and launching a leadership program for school administrators. Dichter holds a BA from Harvard College, a master’s degree in public administration in international development from Harvard’s Kennedy School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.