Allen L Hammond
Leadership Group member and Director, Health for All
Al Hammond is Senior Entrepreneur with Ashoka's Full Economic Citizenship program, where he is leading an effort to transform rural healthcare. He is also: a serial social entrepreneur, with five prior start-ups to his credit, now working on a health care enterprise that will pilot in rural India; an author who has published in the scientific, policy research, and business literature and written or edited more than 12 books or reports, most recently, principal author of The Next 4 Billion: Market Size and Business Strategy for the Base of the Pyramid; a consultant who has worked with numerous corporations, foundations, government agencies (including the White House science office), and international organizations; a former journalist who went on to found and edit several national publications, win several national magazine awards, broadcast a daily radio program, and oversee the launch of www.nextbillion.net. Dr. Hammond holds degrees from Stanford University and Harvard University.