Sarah Aasbo

Relationship Manager, Sponsored Projects

Sarah joined Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ New York office in 2017. She provides operational support to a diverse portfolio of Sponsored Projects and ensures they have the financial, logistic, legal, and human resource capacity to succeed in their missions. She currently heads several financial inclusion project teams in East and West Africa that focus on the digitization and service delivery of G2P and P2P payments for the base of the economic pyramid.

Sarah has functional expertise in project management as well as subject matter expertise in financial inclusion, tech innovation, and international development. Prior to joining the Sponsored Projects and Funds team, she managed operations and partnerships for a tech startup focused on improving regulatory compliance in the financial services industry. She has also worked for an international economic development organization providing project management support to US Government grants. Her work has taken her overseas, most frequently to the former Soviet Union where she consulted on venture capital and microfinance in Central Asia.

She graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Russian Studies and received a Master of International Affairs from the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. When she isn’t dreaming up her next baking project she enjoys coaching for Girls on the Run, an organization that teaches elementary age girls social and emotional skills through running.

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