Dr. Natasha M. Matic

 

Dr. Matic is the Chief Strategy Officer of the King Khalid Foundation (KKF), a leading, royal philanthropic institution in Saudi Arabia working to create equal economic opportunities through capacity building, policy and advocacy, and social investments.

For the past 25 years, Natasha worked with organizations globally and provided practical solutions to challenges in philanthropy, corporate sustainability, impact entrepreneurship, and social and economic development.

Working side by side with the Foundation’s CEO, Natasha positioned and built KKF to be the philanthropic leader in the country and an active contributor to the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. Through its initiatives, KKF is tackling poverty and inequality, strengthening private sector’s sustainability practices, supporting mission-driven entrepreneurship and the non-profit sector, and promoting economic growth.

Through her leadership, Natasha spearheaded the Foundation into an era of strategic philanthropy, an era that emphasizes innovation and a systems-change approach to solving inequalities in partnership with businesses, government, and the global philanthropic community. Natasha also lead the creation of the first corporate Sustainability Award and Non-profit Excellence Awards in the Kingdom in 2008.

Previously, through her consulting practice, Natasha worked with both for-profit and non-profit organizations to embed ethical, social, and governance (ESG) accountability into their organizational DNA through strategy development, partnerships and impact-focused solutions. Prior to this, Natasha served as the Chief of Party for AED, a global civil society organization working on large-scale social change programs.

Natasha holds a Ph.D. in Economic and Political Studies from Boston University and a Degree in Business Excellence from the Columbia Business School. She also holds a Law Degree from Belgrade University. Natasha is a Member of AccountAbility’s Standards Board of Directors, MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, Gulf Business Philanthropy Circle, and is a F20 Steering Committee Member. She currently resides between Washington, DC and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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