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Paul Park

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Paul Park is founder and executive chair of J17, a multinational, multimillion-dollar donor collaborative focused on India. Paul is also the founder and ex officio advisor to the board of Rising Tide, an NGO accelerator serving faith-based organizational leaders throughout mainland China. Paul formerly was the Executive Director of First Fruit, Inc., a grantmaking foundation that resources leaders and organizations working among the poorest segments of the Majority World. Prior to First Fruit, Paul served in strategy, corporate development, and international licensing roles at Amgen, Inc., the world’s largest biotechnology company. He has previously worked for APM Management Consulting in addition to brief stints at the Endeavor Initiative, the International Finance Corporation, and the Chalmers Center for Economic Development. Paul was educated at Brown University and the Wharton School of Business. He is married to Eliza, has two children, Malia and Jeremiah, and lives in Long Beach, CA.