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Don Gips      

CEO of the Skoll Foundation; Former US Ambassador to South Africa

Don Gips is CEO of the Skoll Foundation, leading the organization’s work investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs to create lasting social change around the world. His experience spans public service, politics, business, finance, and technology. Most recently, he led Albright Stonebridge Group’s Africa Practice, consulting with companies, entrepreneurs, and foundations investing across the continent.

Previously, Gips served as US ambassador to South Africa and director of presidential personnel in the Obama White House, ushering in the most diverse administration in US history. Earlier in his career, he helped the AmeriCorps program, was chief domestic policy advisor to former vice president Al Gore, and managed a refugee camp in Sri Lanka, among others.

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