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MEET Leaders on Purpose

Leaders on Purpose was founded by a community of purpose-driven corporate leaders promoting an inclusive and sustainable economy that puts purpose at the core and leaves no one behind. What began as a research collaboration between business leaders and experts from Harvard University, Unilever, The World Bank, and The London School of Economics has evolved into a platform that connects the CEO agenda with the global agenda. 

Today Leaders on Purpose operates as an independent, for-benefit, organization supporting businesses in the transition from business-as-usual to a purpose-based approach. This involves putting purpose at the core of the business strategy for the benefit of the organization, the employees, the planet and society. Our approach is grounded in rigorous research and years of experience. We do this through corporate strategy, peer learning, advisory on systemic innovations, and advocacy for policies that support purpose and performance. 

The Team


Christa Gyori

Co-Founder &
Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Tatiana Kazakova

Co-Founder & 
Chief Strategy Officer

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Nicole Bellisle
Director Leadership Development &
Capacity Building

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Chris Traub

Head of Talent

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Kimberly Washington

Director Space on Purpose


Gold (Darr) Hood

Strategic Advisor Technology & Impact


Olivia Stanton
Executive Assistant

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Brian Kurtz
Activation Advisor


Friederike Blömer

Chief of Staff

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THE advisory council

The Leaders on Purpose Advisory Council is comprised of a diverse group of senior leaders and experts from around the world who help guide the strategic direction for the Leaders on Purpose platform and provide leadership to advance the purpose-first economy globally. 


Ann Rosenberg

Senior Vice President for Sustainability Solutions at Wood plc.  WEF Climate Advisor and Co-Founder of UNGC SDG Ambition.


William Kennedy

Senior Program Officer, UN Office for Partnerships


Ellen Windemuth

Chief Executive Officer, WaterBear Network; Chief Executive Officer, Off The Fence


Rory Channer

Commercial Advisor; Chief Commercial Officer, BehaVR LLC; Former Chief Marketing Officer, CEB


Jeff Twentyman

Partner and Head of Sustainability
Slaughter and May


Simon Anholt

Advisor for Policy;

Good Country Index


Puru Trivedi

Advisor for Government Relations & Economic Diplomacy; Vice President of External and Corporate Affairs, Meridian International Center


Dianne Dain

Chief Innovation & Initiatives Officer, World Humanitarian Forum; Lead, UN Reboot Accelerator; President, The Singer Foundation


J. Carl Ganter

Managing Director
Circle of Blue - Vector Center


Harald Neidhardt

CEO & Curator
futur/io Institute - Moonshot for Europe


Justin Blake

Strategic Advisor
Club de Madrid Network; Future Capital Group; HundrED Global Ambassador


Dr. Christian Busch

Award Winning Author
Assistant Professor NYU Global Economy Program (CGA) & Visiting Faculty London School of Economics

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