Dennis Whittle

Thriving Earth Exchange Advisory Board

D WHITTLECo-Founder and Director, Feedback Labs

Co-founder and former CEO, GlobalGiving

Dennis Whittle is co-founder of GlobalGiving, where he was CEO from 2000 though 2010. Currently he is Executive Chairman of Ashoka Changemakers and a co-founder of Feedback Labs. He is also President of The Whittle Group, an advisory practice that helps organizations and companies invent the future. During 2011-2012 he was Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University and Professor of the Practice/Global Social Entrepreneur in Residence at UNC-Chapel Hill. From 1997-2000, Dennis was part of a troika that led the World Bank’s Corporate Strategy and Innovation units, where his team created the Innovation Marketplace (1998) and the Development Marketplace (2000). From 1992-1997, he ran a variety of initiatives in the Bank’s Russia program, including housing reform, energy efficiency, and structural adjustment programs. From 1987-1992, Dennis was an economist in the World Bank’s Jakarta office advising the Indonesian Ministries of Finance and National Development, and managing projects in the agriculture and forestry sectors. Before joining the World Bank in 1986, Dennis worked in the Philippines with the Asian Development Bank and with USAID. Dennis graduated with honors in religious studies from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and did his graduate work in development studies and economics at Princeton University. Dennis also completed the Executive Development Program at Harvard Business School.