About US

MEET THE TEAM

The vision of an inclusive and sustainable economy, one that leaves no one behind and puts purpose first – can become reality.

Leaders on Purpose is a for-benefit organization that connects the CEO agenda with the global agenda. What began as research collaboration between leaders, practitioners, and experts from Harvard University, Unilever, The World Bank and The London School of Economics has evolved into a movement.

Today we bring together authentic leadership, rigorous research and a unique systems approach. Our community and work is paving the way for businesses to transition towards a purpose-first business logic. Our team has extensive expertise in the fields of purpose-driven leadership, corporate strategy and cross-sectorial partnerships.


Instead of “build it back,” we are committed to “build it better.”

Kimberly Washington

Co-Founder

& Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder

& Chief Strategy Officer

Global Head of Business Development

Christa Gyori

Dr. Tatiana Kazakova

Hemant Baijal

Global Affairs & Partnerships

Brian Kurtz

Movement & Mobilization

Madeleine Helms

Associate, Content & Communications

Charlotte Palermo

Associate, External Engagement

Kelsey Beuning

Research Analyst

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