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Shivani Garg Patel is Chief Strategy Officer at the Skoll Foundation and focuses on developing and amplifying the Foundation's work to enable lasting social change. She has been a social entrepreneur, investor and advisor and brings a multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary view to her work.
Before joining the Skoll Foundation, Shivani co-founded and led Samahope, a non-profit that invested in local medical providers who provide critical medical care to women and children in low-income communities around the world. Her technology-driven social innovation work has spanned the Grameen Foundation, World Bank and World Health Organization. Earlier in her career, Shivani was a strategy consultant and product manager in the private sector.
Shivani is a proud and under-caffeinated mom of two. She has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a B.A. in Cognitive Science from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.