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Eric S. Nonacs

Strategy & Implementation Advisor

Eric has been working for 25 years with the private sector, governments, philanthropy, and NGOs to develop and implement results-oriented projects around the world. As the Principal of Golden State, an independent consultancy based in Northern California, he focuses on crafting strategies, building cross-sectoral collaborations, and strengthening organizations, to meet global challenges such as climate change, pandemic disease, and economic inequality. Recent clients include Gilead Sciences, The Inter-American Development Bank, Lincoln Center, and The Rockefeller Foundation. Previously, Eric served as the Vice President for Alliances & Partnerships at the Skoll Global Threats Fund and as the Managing Director for Global Affairs at Endeavour Financial (a merchant bank based in Vancouver, Canada). From June 2002 until August 2007, he was the Foreign Policy Advisor to President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. During his career, Eric has led numerous organizations and programs supporting sustainable economic and social development, conflict resolution, increased access to health services, food security, and climate change mitigation across Africa, Europe, North America, and Latin America. Eric holds degrees from the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics, and New York University. He is the President of the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada) and a Senior Advisor to the Clinton Foundation. He is also a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.