Nathalie Laidler-Kylander, PhD

Managing Director, DRK Foundation

Nathalie Laidler-Kylander is responsible for identifying and supporting DRK Entrepreneurs. She currently serves on the boards of DRK portfolio organizations: EForAll, Foster America, Indus Action, Solutions Journalism Network, Laboratoria, The Center for Good Food Purchasing, The Renewal Workshop, Greenwave and Helpusgreen. She previously served on the boards of DRK grantees Rainforest Connection and Spark MicroGrants.

Nathalie is one of the world’s leading experts on nonprofit brand management. Her passion for understanding and promoting the important role that brand plays for nonprofit organizations has resulted in a decade of research, teaching, and consulting. Nathalie has been a practitioner as well as an academic over the course of her career. Her courses, including many Executive Education programs, and multiple publications have targeted nonprofit leaders, with the goal of building marketing and branding capacity in the sector. Nathalie has supported many of her students as they created and launched social enterprises both at Tufts University, where she taught entrepreneurial marketing, and at Harvard where she taught strategic management for nonprofits.

Nathalie received a BS in Biochemistry from Imperial College at London University, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a PhD from Fletcher School at Tufts University.

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