Alex Hammer Ducas

Senior Director, Private Sector Lead at Purpose

As the Private Sector Lead at Purpose, Alex brings 15 years of global experience partnering with leading brands, civil society organizations and philanthropists to drive social change.

Alex joined Purpose from Girl Effect where she served in a range of roles across partnerships, program leadership and most recently as a Chief of Staff. During her tenure, she led expansion into new markets including Malawi, Tanzania and the US as well as partnerships with organizations including PEPFAR, the Vodafone Foundation and Nike. Before Girl Effect, she was part of Nike’s Social Impact team in Europe. She started her career at SustainAbility advising corporate clients on sustainability and social impact strategy.

Alex graduated from Brown University with a BA in Development Studies and holds a Masters in Food Policy from City University in London.


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  • Senior Director, Private Sector Lead

    September, 2022 - present

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