Kipper BlakeleyPartner and
Managing Director

    Kipper brings his 20 years of involvement in this sector, including time spent in the field and that spent setting up his own family’s foundation, to help support you in the planning and execution of your engagements, and to measure the resulting impact thereof over time.

    Kipper has been involved with philanthropy, both as a donor and as an implementing partner of programs, for the past two decades. His field experience includes working in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Before joining Patrick and Werner, he had recently served as an International Advisor for the Population and Community Development Association (PDA), run by one of the most well-known “social entrepreneurs,” Mechai Viravaidya. In this capacity, Kipper worked on a senior management team tasked with development, implementation and follow-up of myriad programs, including microcredit and HIV-prevention initiatives, as well as the post-Tsunami socio-economic rehabilitation of nearly 100 villages.

    Following the sale of the family business, Kipper was involved with setting up the family foundation which focuses on microfinance and entrepreneurship.

    Kipper’s private sector experience includes working at Accenture in Colombia and five years of international business development for Extech Instruments Corporation, a printer manufacturer in the United States. He earned a Master’s degree from The Fletcher School, where he supplemented his business courses with classes on microcredit, refugee issues, and non-profit management. He currently sits on the European Advisory Group of The Fletcher School and is a board member at Population and Development International (PDI), a US-based 501(c)-3 organization, and is a Senior Advisor at the Mechai Viravaidya Foundation, a Thai-based NGO.