MEET Leaders on Purpose

Leaders on Purpose is 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

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Christa Gyori

Co-Founder &
Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Tatiana Kazakova

Co-Founder & 
Chief Strategy Officer

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Haluk Kulin

Chief Impact Officer

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Chris Traub

Head of Talent

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Edward Haigh

Interim COO

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Gold (Darr) Hood

Strategic Advisor Technology & Impact

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Olivia Stanton
Executive Assistant

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Brian Kurtz
Activation Advisor

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Nisha Stickles
Project Management

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Kimberly Washington

Advisor Industry Partnerships

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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. 

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Dianne Dain

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

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William Kennedy

Senior Program Officer, UN Office for Partnerships

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Ellen Windemuth

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

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Rory Channer

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

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Jeff Twentyman

Partner and Head of Sustainability
Slaughter and May

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Simon Anholt

Advisor for Policy;

Founder
Good Country Index

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Puru Trivedi

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

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Dr. Christian Busch

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

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J. Carl Ganter

Managing Director
Circle of Blue - Vector Center

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Harald Neidhardt

CEO & Curator
futur/io Institute - Moonshot for Europe

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Justin Blake

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