As Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Safe Water Network, Amanda is responsible for developing initiatives to improve and scale our model. This includes developing the evidence base for our approach and its impact on communities. She is also responsible for forums, conferences and workshops, as well as publishing Safe Water Network research and sector reviews that foster best practice.
Drawing upon her strategic planning and financial experience attained at Merrill Lynch as a first vice president and co-head of corporate strategy, Amanda has implemented a comprehensive market development program at Safe Water Network. Working with the on-the-ground teams in India and Ghana, she has evaluated consumer marketing programs, and financial and operating metrics, and conducted market assessments to determine what works, what doesn’t and why, to improve our model.
Amanda was also a senior consultant at KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick) and has advised several not-for-profits. She’s co-authored and contributed to reports on small water enterprises and community solutions, and published chapters on the international capital markets. She is considered an authority on the evidence for decentralized water projects in the developing world.
Amanda holds a Bachelor's degree from Hunter College and a Master's degree in finance and marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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