K. Sooah Cho ’10
Joint-Degree MBA | MPP Candidate, Harvard Business School | Harvard Kennedy School of Government

K. Sooah  Cho
Sooah is a joint-degree MBA | MPP candidate at the Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS).

She is passionate about business models for social innovation and is currently working with Bain Capital’s Double Impact Fund. Previously she worked at Quona Capital (a FinTech venture capital Fund), the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), and FSG (a social innovation consulting firm). She has experience working with FSG’s corporate clients across multiple industries (e.g., financial services, forestry, and extractives). Her work with companies focused on developing and implementing shared value strategies, which are powerful approaches to drive private sector innovation and value creation while simultaneously addressing profound societal challenges.

She also contributed to establishing the Shared Value Initiative, a global multi-stakeholder effort to drive adoption of shared value strategies among companies, civil society, and government organizations. Furthermore, she provided strategic guidance for leading NGOs and major foundations such as the Gates Foundation. 

Sooah also worked at the U.N. Global Compact Korea Network, where she conducted research on international standards for Corporate Social Responsibility to develop a systematic method for identifying best practices. As an Albright Fellow, she worked with the Haiti Team at the Clinton Foundation, supporting President Clinton’s Haiti relief and reconstruction efforts. Sooah holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, where she graduated with international honors in Economics in 2010.