Dennis Whittle is CEO of GlobalGiving, which he co-founded in late 2000 after a career in the official aid sector. GlobalGiving is the leading marketplace for international aid and philanthropy. It connects donors with community-based development projects in nearly 100 countries, and over 50,000 donors have funded over 1,300 projects to date. GlobalGiving also does corporate programs with some of the most innovative Fortune 500 countries. From 1997 to 2000, Dennis co-led the World Bank’s Corporate Strategy and Innovation units, which created the Development Marketplace. From 1992-1997, he led a variety of initiatives in the Bank’s Russia program, including housing reform and energy efficiency projects. From 1987-92, Dennis was an economist in the World Bank’s Jakarta office advising the Indonesian Ministries of Finance and National Development, and managing projects in the agriculture and forestry sectors. Before joining the World Bank in 1986, Dennis worked in the Philippines with the Asian Development Bank and with USAID. Dennis graduated with honors in religious studies from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and did his graduate work in development studies and economics at Princeton University. Dennis also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
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