May 29, 2006
By Mairead Johnson
Kiva.org Announces Olana Khan as COO
We are pleased to announce a new addition to Kiva.org's management team, Olana Hirsch Khan, as Chief Operating Officer.  A 6-year Google veteran, Olana is responsible for scaling and managing Kiva.org's core operations.  

While at Google, Olana oversaw the International Sales Professional Services team and developed deep expertise in scaling teams and operations in rapidly changing environments. Prior to Google, Olana worked at The Economist, Netscape and AOL.  Last year she co-founded OZ Ventures, a technology venture fund focused on seed round funding. Olana has extensive volunteer experience in Thailand, focused on developing educational forums around women's health and AIDS prevention. Olana graduated from the University of Michigan Honors Program with a B.A. degrees
in Asian Economics and Psychology.

We are incredibly pleased Kiva.org's management team has been strengthened by Olana's extensive expertise and experience, and look forward to her future contributions to our organization.

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