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Esther Hsu Wang

Advisory Board

Esther is a co-founder of IDinsight with expertise in partnerships, operations, and philanthropic engagement.

Esther is an IDinsight co-founder who served as a Partner, Chief Operating Officer, and Head of External Partnerships. She opened IDinsight’s first office in Zambia and lived in Lusaka for eight years, where she helped steward rapid global growth across 8 countries. She has also lived and worked in Eswatini, India, Cambodia, Uganda, Ghana, and China.

Previously, Esther was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, a co-founder of a social enterprise in the Tibetan Plateau, and led several other not-for-profit organizations. She was also a Partner at The Bridgespan Group. Most recently, Esther advises winners of the Elevate Prize, awarded to social entrepreneurs around the world annually.

Esther holds joint BS/BA degrees 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, an Echoing Green Fellow, and a Presidential Leadership Scholar.

Esther serves as co-chair of the Alumni Council of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, on the Board of Directors for Govuka and StrongMinds. She is also an advisor to The Agency Fund and Mighty Ally.