Robert Katz is a Knowledge & Communications Associate at Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Before joining Acumen Fund
, he was an Associate with the Markets and Enterprise Program of the World Resources Institute
He is the co-founder and Managing Editor of www.NextBillion.net
, a web site and blog about enterprise and development. As a principal analyst of household survey data and co-author for The Next 4 Billion: Market Size and Business Strategy at the Base of the Pyramid
(March, 2007), he studied BOP market structure and spending patterns extensively.
Rob has consulted with corporations, foundations, multilaterals and non-profits on their BoP strategies, and is often asked to address conferences about the same.
Rob holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Georgetown University.