Cindy Chen

Cindy Chen

Director of King Essentials

Cindy is the Director of King Essentials at King Philanthropies, where she oversees strategic grantmaking and key partnerships related to the King Essentials program. She brings to this position more than a decade of experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, and her areas of expertise include strategy planning, program design, business model design, impact assessment, and investment due diligence. Before joining King Philanthropies, Cindy served as a strategic advisor to high-impact social entrepreneurs and philanthropic institutions. Previously, she was a Director at the Skoll Foundation, where she focused on improving the foundation’s resource and investment decisions through deep analysis of portfolio performance and by tracking ecosystem inflection points. Cindy holds a B.S. in management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

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