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Esther Hsu Wang

Senior Advisor

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

Esther opened IDinsight’s first office in Zambia and lived in Lusaka for eight years, where she helped steward the rapid growth as a co-founder, Chief Operating Officer and Head of External Partnerships. 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 co-led several not-for-profit organizations. Most recently, she was a partner at the Bridgespan Group.

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.