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Yasmina Zaidman

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Yasmina Zaidman is the Chief Development and Partnerships Officer at Acumen, where she leads its efforts to engage with partners and funders who share Acumen’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurial approaches to tackling poverty. 

She initiated and helped secure $22 million for Acumen’s Pioneer Energy Investing Initiative and leads key relationships with external corporate stakeholders. Yasmina initiated and managed the Water Portfolio at Acumen, and led Communications for six years. She has worked in the arenas of international development, corporate sustainability, and social entrepreneurship for over 25 years. 

She received a BA from Vassar College and her MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business with a certificate in Public Management.