Chief Executive Officer
Maryana Iskander is Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. She brings a track record of scaling organisations through technology innovation, partnership models, data-driven delivery, and talent management. In 2019, Maryana led Harambee to receive the prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the Conscious Companies Award. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and as Advisor to the President of Rice University. Maryana was also an associate at global consultancy McKinsey & Company, and a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Rice University, an M.Sc. from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she received a Distinguished Alumna Award. Maryana is a Henry Crown Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She also serves on the board of World Education Services, a leading institution in the field of education and professional development.