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Liz Diebold

Principal, Skoll Foundation


Liz is a Principal at the Skoll Foundation, where she identifies and leads timely, strategic investments in Awardees with whom we see extraordinary potential for large scale and lasting change in the world. She also serves as a collaborative advisor to grantees and multiple external partners.

Liz has significant experience in the broad areas of investment and finance in developing markets - from digital financial inclusion to fund structuring and facilitating supply chain investments with small local firms and large multinational corporations - and deep agriculture sector knowledge. She is passionate about growing markets and empowering economically disenfranchised people around the world with choice to pursue a range of economic livelihoods. Prior to joining Skoll, Liz held positions with USAID, World Economic Forum, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, OPIC, and as a development consultant.

Liz is a Midwesterner at heart (KCMO!) and a globalist in spirit who never ceases to be moved by human kindness.