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Dakota Gruener

Executive Director, ID2020

Dakota Gruener is the Executive Director of ID2020, a public-private partnership working to ensure that everyone on the planet has access to an officially recognized identity. As Executive Director, she leads overall strategy, builds critical partnerships with public and private-sector stakeholders, and continually focuses the organization on reaching the “last girl.” Dakota comes to ID2020 from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, where she served as an aide-de-camp to the CEO. Gavi is an innovative global public-private partnership that acts as the central coordinating body for childhood vaccinations in the developing world, and which reaches nearly 60% of the world’s children with live-saving vaccines. Dakota graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in Providence, RI with dual degrees in Biology and Political Science, is a former management consultant with Oliver Wyman, and is a proud Californian.