Yasmina Zaidman Director of Strategic Partnerships, Acumen
Yasmina Zaidman is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Acumen, where she leads engagement with strategic corporate partners and institutions that share Acumen’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurial approaches to tackling poverty.
She was the lead architect for a $10 million partnership launched in February 2015 with Unilever to enhance livelihoods for smallholder farmers. She has worked with leading corporations across industries including with SAP, GE, Goldman Sachs and the IKEA Foundation.
Yasmina initiated and managed the Water Portfolio at Acumen, and led its Communications work for six years. She has worked in the arenas of international development, corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship for the past 18 years.
Yasmina received a BA from Vassar College and her MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business with a certificate in Public Management.
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