Olana Khan‘s commitment to the social sector began at a young age, when she realized that the “luck” of the country you were born in, determined your access to equal human rights, safe shelter and food, and educational opportunities. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Olana spent time in Thailand working at the orphanage where her younger sister was raised. After returning to the United States, Olana joined the technology sector where she spent over 15 years working with Netscape, America Online, and Google. She moved into the non-profit world in 2006, by joining Kiva.org as COO, and helped them scale into the pioneer of peer to peer micro-lending. Most recently, Olana was COO of ProFounder Financial, a crowdfunding lending platform. Olana currently is a management consultant through her company Esan Partners, which provides strategic planning, executive coaching and leadership training.
Olana ran the family foundation OZ Foundation from 2006- 2010, which focused on providing technology solutions in the microfinance and education sectors. She now invests her time, treasure, and talent in partnering which companies that use technology for disruptive social impact.
Olana has extensive Board leadership experience, currently supporting five organizations in her role of Board member. In addition to serving on the D-Rev Board, Olana also sits on the Board of The Philanthropy Workshop West, Samasource , Bay Area Adoption Services, and Engage Click.
Olana also believes strongly in civic engagement and has worked extensively with her local city government on issues of affordable housing and community programs.