Based in Washington, DC, Katherine Tan is the Business Operations and Technology Strategy Fellow, supporting Grameen Foundation.
Katherine comes to the Grameen Foundation with the goal of applying her strategic and operational management experience to the Foundation's mission at the intersection of technological innovation and empowering the poor.
She spent the first 4 years of her career in the private sector at Bridgewater Associates, a global asset manager, where she was a member of the firm's management development track. She served for 3 years in a chief-of-staff capacity to Bridgewater’s President, with analytic, relationship management, and operational responsibilities across his portfolio. Prior to Bridgewater, Katherine pursued her passion for emerging market development and social innovation through business strategy roles with a microfinance start up in Buenos Aires, a boutique investment consulting firm in Shanghai, and Infosys Technologies, a global software services firm based in Bangalore. Katherine graduated from Harvard College in 2010 with an honors degree in Economics and significant course work in Development Economics and Social Enterprise.
Katherine will split her time between the US offices and the field, focusing on the cross-functional transformation and change management strategy for Grameen Foundation's business and technology systems to support the organization's global mission.
In her free time, Katherine has driven several nonprofit consulting projects, including market research and strategy for BizCorps, a new program that pairs MBA-grads with high potential entrepreneurs in frontier markets. Katherine also loves trying new restaurants and exploring new cities. She is excited to embark on a new adventure with the Grameen Foundation.