Introducing Speaker: Jason Ackerman

Jason Ackerman, Head of Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management, Catholic Relief Services

Jason is a data-driven senior executive with over twenty years of global experience catalyzing solutions to critical challenges in the government, academia, non-profit, and private sectors.  He is passionate about orchestrating technology adoption, human-centered processes, and an empowered workforce, at scale, for mission impact. In the social entrepreneurship and development assistance sectors, Jason’s focus is governance, innovation, and operational effectiveness.

Over his career Jason worked in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He has built transformative teams of scientists, legal, finance, technology, and operations professionals.  Jason has directed multiple evaluations of the implementation of development assistance, for programming such as, emergency response, health, and information and communication technologies for development. He serves on the Board of  Freedom In Creation, an NGO dedicated to a healthy sustainable community in Northern Uganda, delivering community-directed health, agriculture, and entrepreneurship services.

Jason is currently the Head of Audit & Enterprise Risk at Catholic Relief Services. Previously, he held senior roles at management consulting firms and a research university.

Jon Lewis