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MEET Leaders on Purpose

Founded as a research collaboration between leaders, practitioners and experts from Harvard University, Unilever, The World Bank and The London School of Economics, the Leaders on Purpose team connects the CEO agenda with the Global agenda through corporate purpose and corporate strategy.  Our team has over 20 years of expertise in the fields of purpose driven leadership, corporate strategy and cross-sectorial partnerships.  We provide leaders with insights, solutions and a global community to support their ambition to anchor corporate purpose into corporate strategy.  Our team specializes in three areas: Capacity Building, Community Building and Coalitions.

The Team

Christa Gyori

Co-Founder &
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tatiana (Kazakova) TarNOWSKI

Co-Founder & 
Chief Strategy Officer

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nicole bellisle

Director Leadership Development & Capacity Building

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Kimberly Washington

Director Space on Purpose

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Susie HOWE

Business Operations

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Chris Traub

Strategic Advisor Talent


Strategic Partnerships Associate

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Brian kurtz

Advisor Stakeholder Activation

Gold (Darr) Hood

Strategic Advisor Technology & Impact

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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;

Founder 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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