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Olivier Kamanda

Olivier Kamanda

Attorney at Law

Washington
District of Columbia
Licensed in
DC, MD
University of
Pennsylvania Law
School
About
Olivier Kamanda is the founder and CEO of Ideal Impact. He is a fellow at the Halcyon Incubator and the Truman National Security Project. Prior to founding Ideal Impact, Olivier served as an investment funds attorney at White & Case LLP and as general counsel to EQCO, Inc., a real-estate and fintech startup. Olivier is a former a speechwriter and senior advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University.

Olivier is a graduate of Princeton University (BSE: Operations Research & Financial Engineering) and University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Ideal Impact

Founder, CEO

Jan 2014 - Present

Founded a civic-tech company that turns news into actionable content for social impact. Created algorithm connecting individuals with community service and social impact opportunities in their community based on the news stories they follow. Built both iOS and Android mobile app and Google Chrome browser plugin. Responsible for business development, software engineering, and marketing.

Jan 2014 - Present

EQCO, Inc.

General Counsel

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Provided legal counsel to a real estate equity market that facilitates the exchange of residential real estate equity among institutional investors. Advised on a range of matters including securities regulation, corporate formation, real estate, human resources, and employment law.

Jan 2015 - May 2015

White & Case

Attorney

Nov 2010 - Jan 2014

Represented clients in the formation of private equity, real estate and hedge funds targeting investment in emerging and frontier markets. Provided counsel on rule of law and good governance matters in South Africa. Prepared briefs and memoranda on antitrust and intellectual property matters before the International Trade Commission.

Nov 2010 - Jan 2014

U.S Department of State

Speechwriter & Senior Advisor to the Secretary

Aug 2009 - Oct 2010

Prepared speeches and public statements on a range of foreign affairs and domestic topics of interest to the Secretary. Maintained a working knowledge of current and emerging policy issues and U.S. government foreign policy objectives. Analyzed, developed and made policy recommendations to the Secretary and developed approaches for achieving policy positions within the Department and beyond.

Aug 2009 - Oct 2010

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