Natalie Kennedy

Deputy Director, Asia Philanthropy Circle

Natalie is Deputy Director at the Asia Philanthropy Circle, a platform for Asia-based philanthropists to learn, exchange and collaborate on projects in the region. Based in Singapore, her focus is on the growth of strategic philanthropy in Myanmar, Vietnam and Malaysia with a personal passion for projects in the areas of climate change and equity in education. Prior to joining APC, Natalie worked with a small consultancy delivering capacity-building to social impact organisations. In this role, she led cross-sector collaborations between multiple stakeholders including corporate foundations and social responsibility teams, grantmaking institutions, government statutory boards, nonprofit organisations, and social enterprises.

Previously, she was involved with a grantmaking organisation investing in education and library initiatives in rural areas of Myanmar and Cambodia. In the private sector, Natalie has worked in investment banking at Deutsche Bank, equity research at Morgan Stanley, and private equity consulting at Kurt Salmon Associates. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University.

She has lived in Singapore for 12 years with her husband and four active children.

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