Zia Khan

Vice President, Initiatives and Strategy,
The Rockefeller Foundation

Zia Khan is vice president for initiatives and strategy for The Rockefeller Foundation. He oversees the Foundation’s approach for achieving impact and realizing the organization’s mission and goals. He leads the program team in New York, Bangkok and Nairobi, and their work in searching for new opportunities, developing strategies and executing initiatives. Khan also provides direction for the Foundation’s commitment to supporting new innovations and capacities in the sector.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Khan was a management consultant who advised senior leaders in different sectors on strategy and organizational performance. His previous experience includes being a partner at Booz & Company (now known as Strategy&) and a principal at Katzenbach Partners where he founded and led the San Francisco office. Khan is the co-author of Leading Outside the Lines and is a frequent writer and speaker on strategy, innovation and topics related to the Foundation’s goals, focus areas and work. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell and a Master of Science and Ph.D. from Stanford.