Charlene Chen

Charlene Chen

Charlene Chen





Charlene Chen has 8 years of private sector and social sector experience working with a variety of organizations ranging from internet startups to Fortune 500 companies to international non-profits. She began her career as an IT consultant at Deloitte Consulting, but during business school made a career shift to focus on social entrepreneurship and ICTD (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) in sub-Saharan Africa. Charlene spent 3.5 years working in Kenya as the Head of Marketing and Innovation at a non-profit social enterprise called KickStart International, and now serves as the COO/CTO of a new startup called BitPesa, an online platform allowing diaspora to send remittances via Bitcoin. She has a B.S. in Psychology and Computer Science from Duke University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California – Berkeley.

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