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Esther Hsu Wang (United States)

External Partnerships Lead and Co-Founder

Leads development of external capital strategy and investment in IDinsight’s senior leadership.

Esther Wang is the External Partnerships Lead and Co-Founder of IDinsight, based in Washington, D.C.

Esther currently leads IDinsight’s external capital strategy. As IDinsight continues to grow, two levers of catalytic importance in achieving our vision are developing innovative sources of funding and enabling senior leaders to reach their maximum potential.

Esther was IDinsight Chief Operating Officer from 2014-2019 and established IDinsight’s Global Operations Team. She oversaw the growth of the global team from 30 to 150 staff around the world. Esther led development of IDinsight’s people operations, recruitment, systems, safety & security, legal, HR and policies, new country expansion, training and development, organizational summits, and other global initiatives. Esther lived in Lusaka, Zambia for 8 years, from early days of the first Africa office.

Prior to IDinsight, Esther was a management consultant with Bain & Company, a co-founder of a social enterprise in the Tibetan Plateau, and co-led several not-for-profit organizations.

Esther holds a joint bachelor’s of science and bachelor’s of arts from the University of Pennsylvania’s Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business. She also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. Esther was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship and an Echoing Green Fellow.

Esther has lived and worked in China, Swaziland, Uganda, India, Ghana, Cambodia, and Zambia and speaks Mandarin and English.