Nikki Duncan is an international business executive with over 15 years of experience managing complex programs designed to strengthen economies, empower communities and improve lives. Nikki has worked in over 26 countries, 16 of which are on the African continent.
Nikki currently works for Amazon on the Worldwide Social Responsibility team where she supports supply chain sustainability activities within the company’s Devices and Web Services business lines. Prior to Amazon, Nikki served as the Chief of Party (Project Director) for USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) project in DRC. Implemented by Global Communities, the objective of USAID’s Clean Gold Project is to establish commercially viable, responsibly sourced artisanal gold supply chains that originate in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over the last decade, Nikki has been cultivating and managing partnerships between bilateral donor agencies, governments, companies and communities to advance shared economic and social development initiatives. Prior to joining Global Communities, Nikki served as the Director of International Corporate Responsibility for Walmart Stores Inc. where she was responsible for developing strategies to support charitable giving, community and employee engagement in the 27 countries where the company has retail operations.
Nikki holds a M.A. in International Economics and Development from Johns Hopkins University, School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), specializing in International Development and International Economics, as well as a B.S. in Foreign Service from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service with certificate in African Studies.