Lisa Kato


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Devoted to amplifying the impact of social change makers, Lisa utilizes her analytical skills and adaptability to collaboratively envision and attain the goals of philanthropists and organizations.

With a keen eye for detail that serves the bigger picture, Lisa amplifies the impact of philanthropic initiatives. Her work is motivated by her desire to empower underserved communities by increasing access to varying opportunities and resources.

Prior to joining Geneva Global, Lisa applied her skills in data analysis and project management at Accenture, Japan. She collaborated closely with high-level clients to drive forward projects by resolving day to day issues and improving operational strategies. Within the firm, Lisa also worked on CSR projects with a focus on connecting at-risk communities in Tokyo to basic resources.

Similarly, Lisa has experience with intergovernmental organizations and nonprofit organizations. She collaborated with stakeholders to organize a large-scale trilateral conference with business leaders and academics. Lisa also conducted both quantitative and qualitative research on minority entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Lisa holds a BA in Economics and Peace and Conflict Studies from Swarthmore College. She spent part of her studies in India, Malawi, and Italy with a focus on food security and economic development.


Why did you decide to work at Geneva Global?

I joined Geneva Global for its culture and impact. Geneva Global has a strong culture of collaborative learning and open dialogue – a culture that enables Geneva Global to bring about positive social impact across various issue areas. I believe that I have the responsibility to contribute my experience to uplift communities, and I can accomplish this goal alongside driven teammates at Geneva Global.

What book, film, or quote has shaped the way you think?

“Use well thy freedom,” which was engraved on the side of a campus building at my alma mater.

What’s an interesting fact that others would not know about you?

I played the violin for many years when I was younger and played with my high school orchestra in Tokyo Disney Land.

What brings you joy?

Spending time with my friends and family, especially when we are cooking and eating together. Learning something new. Going to the beach.