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Ruth Lawanson

Investment Professional

Ruth works to evaluate, structure, and manage strategic investments across many different sectors to support the foundation’s program strategies and attract external capital to priority initiatives.

Prior to joining the foundation, Ruth consulted various companies in Africa across Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia where she provided financial, management and advisory services to early stage companies and multinational enterprises. Ruth previously worked as an assurance professional at Ernst & Young. There, she executed audits and reviews for public, private and non-profit clients across five industries.

Ruth obtained her M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and her B.S. in Business Economics with a minor in Accounting from University of California, Los Angeles.

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