The Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation (RICSI) at Rutgers Business School on Monday announced Noa Gafni as inaugural executive director for its leadership team.
Gafni, a social impact leader and entrepreneur, was previously founder and chief executive officer of Impact Squared, a consultancy in London that was acquired by Dalberg Media.
Gafni has also served as a global leadership fellow and communications head for the Global Shapers Community at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, head of social media at Hearst Magazines in New York, and founder of a social media network for women. She also serves as a practitioner fellow of social innovation at the University of Cambridge.
“We are privileged to have someone of Noa’s high caliber serving as executive director of the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation,” said Gary Cohen, founder of the RICSI and executive vice president, Global Health at Becton, Dickinson & Co. “Her track record in driving positive social impact across the private, nonprofit, and academic sectors and her successful entrepreneurial experiences position her well to advance the mission of this new institute.”
Active in the social impact space, Gafni has worked extensively with the United Nations Foundation, UNICEF, and International Crisis Group and has had articles published in the New York Times, Huffington Post and Harvard Business Review. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the London Business School.