Gisel Kordestani, Co-Chair

Gisel Kordestani

Gisel Kordestani is an entrepreneur and tech professional using her expertise to create positive change in the world.

Gisel joined Mercy Corps’ board of directors after first meeting team members in Gaza in 2008. She had been trying to set up a Google Hackathon, a software programming competition, and found Mercy Corps to be the only team there that could achieve it. Today, Gisel serves as co-chair.

With Mercy Corps, Gisel values being part of meaningful and important work that makes a positive impact on individual lives and large, complicated problems around the world.

She is the co-founder and CEO of Crowdpac, a political platform that enables everyday citizens to engage in politics. Gisel formerly held a senior director position at Google, leading new business development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the American University in Paris and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Gisel was born and raised in France but currently lives in Silicon Valley. In her free time, she loves to ski, golf and chase her three young children.