Cythnia Hansen

Adecco Foundation

Following a career in the private, and non-profit sectors, Cynthia Hansen joined the Adecco Group in August 2017 to head the new Adecco Group Foundation. Cynthia’s areas of expertise include corporate governance, social responsibility, partnerships and impact. Prior to joining the Adecco Group, she spent nine years at the World Economic Forum, in leadership roles across Civil Society, Strategic Partnerships, Professional Services industry and Content Strategy. Previous roles include Director of Management Consultancy at boutique consulting firm Action Planning, Director of the US State Department’s International Visitor program for the State of Washington under the World Affairs Council, and Head of Admissions for Amity Institute, an international teacher exchange program. Cynthia has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Center for Women and Democracy, EU Consult, and The Internationalist magazine.

In addition, she was an official delegate of a Washington State women’s mission to Cuba (2003) and an election monitor in Jordan (2003) under the auspices of the National Democratic Institute. Cynthia holds an MSc in Management of NGOs from the London School of Economics, and a double BA (Hons) in Asian Studies and English/Literature from the University of Puget Sound.