Iris Lapinski

Iris Lapinski

CEO at CDI Apps for Good

United Kingdom

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Consultant and project manager with broad international business and social impact sector experience. Worked on and managed a broad range of due diligence, business planning and strategy projects in the digital media and telecoms sectors, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Particular interest in new digital media and mobile content and the success of wireless business models in developing countries.

In the social impact sphere, analyst on the social and economic impact of telecoms and media. Focus on corporate governance, social impact measurement. Conducted due diligence of several charities for a UK venture philanthropy fund, assessed strategic market entry opportunities and developed business plans for different new social enterprises.

Now running CDI Europe, an award-winning education and technology charity, and exponentially growing Apps for Good, a course where young people learn to create apps that change their world.

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Named one of Britain's 50 New Radicals by Observer/ Nesta
Big Society Network Nexter programme

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