Randall Kempner

Incoming CEO

Randall Kempner is the incoming chief executive officer of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation. He currently serves as executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) at The Aspen Institute, a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

The network's members provide critical financing and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) that create positive economic, environmental, and social impact in developing countries. ANDE’s nearly 300 members have operations in more than 150 emerging market countries. ANDE operates staffed chapters in eight emerging market regions.

As ANDE's first executive director, Randall manages the implementation of ANDE’s extensive program and advocacy agenda. These efforts include training programs for investing in emerging-market businesses, advocacy for more significant investment and donor support of emerging-market SGBs, and the promotion of entrepreneurship as a tool for job creation, gender equality, and environmental sustainability.

He is a frequent author and public speaker on the topics of emerging market entrepreneurship, the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems, and impact investing.

Randall graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MBA and a Master of Public Affairs. He earned his bachelor's degree in government from Harvard College.


Randall Kempner

Board & Officers

C. Grant Mitchell


Katherine Lorenz

Drew Nelson

Emily R. Warren

Marilu Hastings

Sarah Mitchell

Marita Mirzatuny

Farnaz Seddighzadeh

Nichelle Bielinski

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