Daniella Ballou-Aares

Daniella Ballou-Aares
  • Senior Adviser for Development to the US Secretary of State
    US Department of State

BSc in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University; MPA, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; MBA, Harvard Business School. Former: Consultant, Bain & Company, US, UK and South Africa; Fellow, International Rescue Committee, Liberia; Partner and Regional Director, Americas, Dalberg Global Development Advisors, instrumental in building the organization from start-up to global firm. Currently, Senior Adviser for Development to the US Secretary of State. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Daniella is a leader in transforming organizations and their investment strategies to achieve greater impact on issues ranging from strengthening supply chains in Africa to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. She is also a champion of open data and data-driven policy making.