Dakota Gruener

Executive Director,
ID2020

Dakota Gruener is the executive director of ID2020, a public-private partnership working to ensure that everyone on the planet has access to a digital identity. As executive director, she leads overall strategy, builds critical partnerships with public and private-sector stakeholders, and continually focuses the organization on reaching the “last girl.”

Gruener comes to ID2020 from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, where she served as an aide-de-camp to the CEO. Gavi is an innovative global public-private partnership that acts as the central coordinating body for childhood vaccinations in the developing world, and which reaches nearly 60% of the world’s children with live-saving vaccines.

She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in Providence, RI with dual degrees in Biology and Political Science, is a former management consultant with Oliver Wyman, and a proud Californian.