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Randy Newcomb

The Omidyar Group
Senior Advisor
San Francisco, California
Randy Newcomb is a Senior Advisor at The Omidyar Group. The Omidyar Group is a diverse collection of global companies, organizations, and initiatives founded by Pierre and Pam Omidyar that strive to catalyze social impact globally. As Senior Advisor Mr. Newcomb explores future trends, new and alternative thinking, and diverse points of view to address the challenges we face in the 21st century. Drawing from twenty years of leadership at international levels, Mr. Newcomb supports the mission of The Omidyar Group by weaving together networks of individuals and organizations working together towards a common purpose. Previously, Mr. Newcomb was the founding President and CEO of Humanity United for fifteen years. Working closely with the Omidyar family, Randy grew HU as a values-based organization dedicated to cultivating the conditions necessary to address intractable problems like violent conflict, atrocities, human exploitation, and modern slavery.During his tenure, Mr. Newcomb expanded Humanity United’s work throughout the world, with programs in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Liberia, Nepal, Malaysia, Mali, South Sudan, Sudan, and Thailand. Under Randy’s leadership, HU has fostered relationships and collaborated closely with a network of individuals and organizations – at global, regional, national and local levels – to bring greater levels of dialogue, understanding, action, and new solutions to address the complex systemic problems that are the organization’s focus.Previously, Mr. Newcomb was a Vice President of Omidyar Network, a philanthropic and social investment firm. Prior to Omidyar Network, Mr. Newcomb served for 14 years as CEO of Golden Gate Community Inc., a community-based, social impact organization based in San Francisco.Mr. Newcomb was a Fellow at the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University and an International Development Fellow at the University of Bath, Bath, England. He holds aDoctor of Education from the University of San Francisco, a Master of Science degree in development economics from the University of Bath, a Master of Arts degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, from the University of Bath.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, June 12

2:15pm BST