Kelli Rhee

Kelli Rhee is president and CEO of Arnold Ventures. She leads the philanthropy’s efforts to develop solutions to complex and urgent social challenges through research, data, and analysis and she oversaw its recent transition from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to Arnold Ventures. She previously served as the foundation’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer. Prior to joining the philanthropy, Ms. Rhee served in leadership roles in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. She began her career as a management consultant with Bain & Company and The Bridgespan Group and went on to work in entrepreneurial and venture capital settings as an operational leader, strategic investor, and advisor. She was also part of a team that led the creation and launch of a new academic medical center for Baylor College of Medicine. Ms. Rhee earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a master’s degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

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