The day I first met Dr. Tajamul Haque, I did not realize I was meeting the man who would change the trajectory of tens of millions of lives across India – and my own.
Tim Hanstad leads the Chandler Foundation as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the foundation, Tim co-founded and was the long-time CEO of Landesa, the world’s leading land-rights organization. Tim led its growth from a two-person team to a leading global NGO with more than 20 offices around the world. He launched Landesa’s programs in China, the former Soviet Union, and India, where he lived for five years.
Tim has been recognized with a Skoll Social Entrepreneur Award and a World Economic Forum Outstanding Social Entrepreneur. He has authored numerous books and articles on economic and social development, appearing in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. He holds two law degrees from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Seattle Pacific University where he was honored as the 2017 Alumni of the Year, and has completed certificate programs at Harvard Business School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.