Yasmina Zaidman

Yasmina Zaidman

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Yasmina Zaidman is the Chief Partnerships Officer at Acumen. She is responsible for leading the work to engage with corporate partners and institutions committed to tackling poverty. Prior to this current role, Zaidman served as Director of Strategic Partnerships at Acumen. She has been working in the fields of international development, corporate sustainability, and social entrepreneurship for over 25 years. She advises non-profits involved in maternal health and grassroots development.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Zaidman spearheaded Acumen’s gender integration work.
  • She initiated the $22 million Pioneer Energy Investing Initiative with corporate, government, and foundation partners. 
  • She launched and managed the Water Portfolio at Acumen Fund, where she invested in start-up water and sanitation enterprises in India and East Africa


  • Zaidman has appeared as a guest at the 2021 Real Vision Festival of Learning.
  • She co-authored the report Women and Social Enterprises: How Gender Integration Can Boost Entrepreneurial Solutions to Poverty.