Tim Hanstad is the CEO of the Chandler Foundation and before that he cofounded and led the development of Landesa, the most important land rights organization in the world.
His international work experience spans Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America. He lived for 5 years in India, where he helped launch and grow the Landesa program. He has more than 3 decades of experience in non-profit leadership, social entrepreneurship, defense, project management, research, training and drafting on land rights and international development.
In 2012 he received the Skoll Prize for social entrepreneurship and in 2008 he was recognized as social entrepreneur highlighted by the Schwab Foundation. He is the author of numerous books and articles about economic and social development, including One Billion Rising (written with Roy Prosterman and Robert Mitchell). His work has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review and Huffington Post, among others.
Tim holds two degrees in Law: one from the University of Washington and another from Seattle Pacific University