Introducing our new Co-Ceo Dr. Alexandra Mandelbaum

November 10, 2017

We are happy to announce that Dr. Alexandra Mandelbaum has joined us as Co-CEO.

M4ID is a social impact company with a mission to improve the lives of underserved and vulnerable people. We do this through creative problem solving in the health and development sector. To maximise social impact and innovation, we employ a unique combination of human-centred and interdisciplinary approaches.  Our way is all about involving the right people – the people we serve, our partners, leading domain experts and stakeholders in country and globally – in delivering interventions at scale.

In the past six months, M4ID has undergone a remarkable expansion. We have brought on board experts from Finland, India, Spain, Taiwan, the United States and the United Kingdom. Their expertise ranges from development and design to anthropology and communication.   Together with our wide network of partners, we form a highly specialized social innovation team driven by a will to make a lasting impact on this world. 

Combining our different disciplines and ways of thinking is effective, inspiring and also challenging. That is why we are happy to announce that Dr. Alexandra Mandelbaum has joined M4ID as Co-CEO.  Alexandra brings her long standing leadership expertise to our work and will be in charge of our organizational and people management as well as stewarding us in our next phase of international growth. Alexandra’s arrival will free our co-founder and other Co-CEO, Mari Tikkanen, to build M4ID’s relationships globally, develop new ways of delivering social impact and lead projects funded through M4ID’s own social mission fund.

Alexandra has previously worked as the Tanzania Country Director of TechnoServe. She is an experienced organisational leader and strategic advisor who has worked in over 17 countries. As Country Director, Alexandra led all financial, human resource, technical and programmatic management aspects of a 135-person, multi-program country portfolio, and helped develop a strategic and unifying vision for long-term growth. In her past, Alexandra has lead the development of business models that address key poverty challenges, improve services to the poor and engage communities in improving livelihoods. Alexandra has a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.Phil from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. from New York University.