Victor d’Allant

As Executive Director of Social Edge (the Skoll Foundation’s online community), Victor d’Allant is responsible for building a global online community where emerging social entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals and other practitioners of the social sector connect to network, learn, inspire and share resources. Victor is a global media executive and cultural anthropologist and his executive positions have included Chief Executive Officer of Ascribe, a public interest newswire, and Managing Director of San Francisco magazine. As an international media consultant, he helped communications companies, such as Newsweek, Bloomberg and Wired expand their global operations. His work as a cultural and business anthropologist included field research on mental health issues in India for the World Health Organization and agricultural development in Burkina Faso for the World Bank. He started his career as a Paris-based photojournalist reporting on economic and social issues from Brazil, Turkey, Yemen and Bangladesh. He received the Air France Award for Photojournalism and his work was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Paris. Victor served for four years on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Technology Cluster in San Francisco. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the French American International School in San Francisco. [+]