Eric Berseth
Co-Founder & CEO, Philanthropy Advisors

Eric co-founded Philanthropy Advisors (PA) in 2012, after working in humanitarian emergency settings for 7 years with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Doctors Without Borders (MSF). As CEO of PA, Eric has been leading the development of a fast growing impact driven boutique consultancy firm. During this time, he has been leading key accounts in their philanthropic endeavours, supporting philanthropists, foundations and businesses. His work has been primarily around the strategic development and roll out of their philanthropic engagement. Working closely with Boards, C-Suites and Senior Leadership teams around the globe, Eric has acquired a sharp understanding of what success looks like across the social impact sector, balancing the nuances of contextual stakes, impact and sustainability, for impactful philanthropic engagement. Additionally, he has significant experience in advising international organisations to develop inclusive impact strategies, including United Nations Agencies, International Organisations and NGOs, supporting them to increase their impact, as well as better position themselves on the donor market. Eric most recently supported the World Health Organization (WHO) in the strategic development, launch and roll out of the WHO Foundation (WHOF), where he has since been seconded as the founding Chief Operations Officer and Chief of Development.