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Chris Jurgens

Omidyar Network
As a director at Omidyar Network, Chris works with the Impact Investing team to advance the industry through field-building efforts, thought leadership initiatives, and investments. He’s particularly focused on driving innovations to increase the flow of “frontier capital” to early stage enterprises in emerging markets. Prior to joining Omidyar, Chris was director of global partnerships at USAID’s Global Development Lab, where his team managed the Global Development Alliance, USAID’s flagship model for building shared value partnerships with the private sector.  Chris also oversaw the Lab’s entrepreneurship and impact investing portfolio, including the Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship initiative. Chris previously served as director of global programs for Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), where he oversaw ADP’s global portfolio of work with over 50 NGOs and donor agencies. Chris has a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor’s begree in economics and international studies from Miami University.