Maria Valeria Budinich

Leadership Group Member
Valeria Budinich is a social entrepreneur with 25 years of experience innovating at the intersection of business and society. As a Leadership Group Member at Ashoka, she founded "Full Economic Citizenship", a global initiative that has enabled over 50 hybrid business models in housing, small farmer agriculture and other industries. Currently, she is launching Ashoka’s Changemaker Economy, a global initiative on the new way of organizing for value creation for the good of all. In 2012, she received the Harvard/McKinsey M-Prize for management innovation for her pioneering work. Prior to Ashoka, Valeria advised entrepreneurs and organizations engaged in innovation and social impact around the world. She serves in the Advisory Boards of the Lemelson Foundation, Danone’s Ecosystem Fund and Leapfrog Investments. She is the co-author of Scaling Up Business Solutions to Social Problems