Ms. Denielle Sachs
Managing Director, Tembo Group
Denielle Sachs is Managing Director of The Tembo Group, a boutique consultancy focused on social impact, which works with companies, family offices, and non-profits to advance their missions. She is a strategist, organizational leader, and coalition-builder with extensive experience in the board room and in the field. She founded the company after eight years as the Director of Social Impact for McKinsey & Company, where she architected and led the firm’s first ever, global corporate citizenship strategy. She also built and launched McKinsey’s corporate foundation and its first program, which is committed to addressing global youth unemployment. Over two decades, she has built organizations, boards and coalitions from the ground up, designed culture and thought leadership strategies that ignite movements, and led special projects for Fortune 500 businesses. She thrives on creating structure where little exists, and works closely with her clients to lead strategic conversations and research agendas that drive decisionmaking. Earlier in her career, Denielle served as an advance lead at The White House and various national political campaigns, producing hundreds of events for the President, Vice President and other senior officials, and as a government relations, CSR and communications expert at several premier agencies, both in the U.S. and abroad. Denielle serves on several boards and advisory councils, including for The Hometown Project, Breakout Foundation, the Resolution Project, and Opportunity Collaboration. She is a ForbesWomen contributor, a prolific speaker and writer on multiple topics, including social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. Denielle holds an M.A. in International Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a BA in International Politics from New York University.