Dr Loren Treisman has been Executive of Indigo Trust for over six years. Her work has focused on supporting technology-driven projects in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on transparency, accountability and citizen empowerment. She holds a PhD from Cambridge University. She was recognized as one of 2014’s Powerful Women to Watch in the Huffington Post and regularly writes in the international Press including Al Jazeera, the Guardian and CNN. Her published work can be found here. Throughout her career, Loren has been involved in strategy development, fundraising, programme management, driving innovation, grant management, thought leadership and acting as the principal internal and external representative for organisations. She has liaised and established collaborations with a wide range of diverse stakeholders including government officials, CEOs of charities, grassroots activists and the donor community.
Loren is also a non-executive director at Praekelt Foundation, which develops open source, scalable social tech solutions for emerging economies. She independently consults for a range of organisations including Comic Relief and the ONE Campaign. Before her role at Indigo Trust, Loren held various senior positions in the third sector including a role as a research associate at Demos, managing a £2.6 million health and well-being programme for the Foyer Federation and working as both a consultant and employee on a range of international development programmes across sub-Saharan Africa. She regularly speaks and facilitates sessions at international conferences and has worked and travelled extensively in sub-Saharan Africa.