Alex Amouyel

President and CEO of Newman's Own Foundation, Author of The Answer is You: A Guidebook to Creating a Life Full of Impact
  • As president & CEO of Newman's Own Foundation, spearheads the organization's mission to put 100% of its profit towards purposeful causes
  • A leader in the social impact space who is creating avenues for innovators and entrepreneurs to develop solutions to the world’s challenges
  • Shares insights for how organizations and individuals can do more good and operate guided by purpose and impact

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Alex Amouyel has spent more than fifteen years working in the social impact space, serving in pivotal roles at some of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations, including Save the Children and the Clinton Foundation. In her current role, she is the president and CEO of Newman's Own Foundation, where she leads the organization on its mission to put 100% of profits from Newman’s Own food and beverages towards nourishing and transforming the lives of children who are facing adversity.

Previously, she served as the founding executive director at Solve, an initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the leading technology and innovation university in the world. During her tenure as the founding executive director of Solve, Amouyel built and oversaw a fast-growing team that finds, funds, and supports the most-promising social innovators and entrepreneurs around the world who are developing products and services that will help to tackle global issues.

Before that, Amouyel was the director of programs for the Clinton Global Initiative. There, she curated content for meetings (including the flagship annual meeting) and oversaw speaker and government relations. At the Clinton Global Initiative, Amouyel worked with a variety of cross-sector leaders with whom she met in the greenroom to discuss and prepare their speeches and panel; they included Nobel Prize winners, presidents, CEOs, celebrities, astronauts based at the International Space Station, and dozens of social entrepreneurs and activists.

Prior to the Clinton Global Initiative, Amouyel worked for Save the Children International in London and across Asia, the Middle East, and Haiti. Alex began her career in strategy consultancy at the Boston Consulting Group in London and has a double master’s degree in international affairs from Sciences Po, Paris, and the London School of Economics, as well as a bachelor’s in biochemistry from Trinity College, Cambridge, UK.

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Alexandra Amouyel explains the power and purpose of MIT Solve

"How wonderful it is that no one need wait to change the world"

The Answer Is You: Creating a Life Full of Impact. From climate change and global pandemics to injustice and oppression, we all have a role to play when it comes to tackling the world’s challenges head-on to arrive at solutions that bring progress to humanity. So, how can you live a life full of purpose and impact while doing good in the world? As a changemaker in the social impact space, Alex Amouyel identifies and supports social innovators and entrepreneurs whose solution-oriented, forward-looking ideas could provide answers to society’s most-perplexing challenges. In this talk, Amouyel empowers audience members to identify their superpowers — as organizations and individuals — and align them to real-world issues that need solving. She reveals the questions we should be asking ourselves as we consider how we can make a difference in the world, while sharing strategies and tools designed to support putting words and ideas into action.

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