Dr Pamela Hartigan

Director, Skoll Centre For Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School,University Of Oxford

Pamela Hartigan is Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s Said Business School and Founding Partner of Volans, launched in 2008 to support innovative scalable solutions to global challenges. Since 2008, she has been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School.

From 2000-2008, she was the first Managing Director of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. She has held leadership positions in multilateral organizations, educational institutions and entrepreneurial ventures, conceptualizing and creating new organizations, departments or programs. A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, she also holds Masters’ degrees in Economics and Public Health and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology. Pamela is a member of the Consortium that organises the Seminar.

Dr. Hartigan is currently a Trustee for over a dozen social enterprises around the world and is a frequent lecturer on social entrepreneurship and innovation at graduate schools of business around the world.

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