Derek Brown

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Executive Director
Peace Appeal Foundation

The foundation’s work is presently focused in South Asia, where it provides ongoing assistance to peace initiatives and multi-stakeholder dialogues in Nepal and Sri Lanka.  Derek is an internationalist with a deep commitment to social justice. He has nurtured many social and public innovations across the world by enabling innovators and change-makers in diverse societies. Prior to joining the Peace Appeal Foundation, Derek was Vice President and Associate Chair of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, a global institution investing in leading social entrepreneurs in over 50 countries.  Derek holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a BA in History from Yale College.