Tim Hanstad leads the Chandler Foundation as its CEO. The Chandler Foundation seeks a world of shared prosperity in which nations are well-governed, businesses help drive economic growth and societal well-being, and all individuals have the opportunity to flourish. Tim previously co-founded and was the longtime CEO of Landesa, the world’s leading land rights organization. Tim led Landesa’s growth from a 2-person operation to the #1-ranked human rights NGO in the world. He launched Landesa’s programs in China, the former Soviet Union, and India – where he lived for many years.
As a Skoll Social Entrepreneur Awardee and Schwab/WEF Outstanding Social Entrepreneur he has been recognized as a solutions-oriented leader, bridge-builder and innovator across the social investment and global development sectors. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Huffington Post and beyond. He has two law degrees from the University of Washington and has completed certificate programs at Harvard Business School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Tim is the proud spouse of Chitra and a father to four adult children from whom he draws inspiration.