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Dr Karna Cohen

Managing Director, Americas

Dr Karna Cohen

Dr. Karna Cohen’s two decades of experience working innovatively on how the private, public, nonprofit, security, and technology sectors can work both independently, and in concert, to promote growth and stability in emerging markets has earned her a spot as a trusted advisor to the C-suite. Dr. Cohen specializes in driving and executing strategy, international business development, public policy, strategic initiatives, and ESG/human rights adherence, across numerous industries, often in sensitive contexts. She has led organizations (including her own consulting firm) focused on ESG/CSR, public policy, trade & investment, and conflict mitigation leading to multi-country Presidential Resolutions in support of ESG practices and policies, successful Congressional Resolutions on corporate accountability, US-Africa trade policy endorsed by the Secretary of State, U.S. Presidential acknowledgements in support of global stability efforts, and the successful growth of numerous Fortune 100/500 clients while adhering to explicit ESG and accountability targets.

Dr. Cohen has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and across the Americas, and speaks French, Hebrew, and Danish in addition to her native English. She holds a doctorate in International Development and Technology Studies with a concentration on fragile states.

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Near East Foundation
Full Time
New York, Syracuse, Washington DC
Posted 6 days ago

Status: Open

The VP of Strategic Partnerships & Communications plays a vital role in NEF's executive leadership teams, overseeing strategic communications and partnerships that drive program growth.

Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironment, Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Karna, Livelihoods & Agriculture
LocationSyracuse, NY; Washington, DC (hybrid, Tu-Th in office)
Salary$135,000 - $175,000
Closing Date18 August 2024
Reports toCEO
Oxford HR
Posted 2 years ago

Status: Open

We are fully committed to our work on gender and diversity, so if you’re from an under-represented group we are particularly keen to hear from you.

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Job CategoryAC, Adrina, Alanna, Alisha, Amanda, Ana, Angeline, Anna, Arlene, Arni, Bob, Christel, Dara, Data, Dom, Education, Ely, Environment, Erica, Erik, Estefania, Evelyne, George, Health, Helen, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Hye, Ingrid, James, James S, Jean-Baptiste, Jennifer, Josje, Judy, Karen, Karna, Kaushalya, Lewis, Lisanne, Livelihoods & Agriculture, Maria G, Mark W, Martine, Mayank, Mia, Michael, Michelle, Nada, Nafeesa, Nataša, Neil, Nick, Nick S, Nicola, Noha, Ottilia, OxHR Jobs, Peter, Philip, Prisca, Rachel, Razane, Robert, Rod, Rosa, Rose, Sobhi, Stephen, Suzie Li, Tamsin, Team, Thibaut, Toby, Trade, Yolanda, Zoe