Luan Nio

Senior Partnerships Lead

Luan leads partnerships for IDEO.org’s Prosperity Practice, where we design interventions for underserved communities to earn, save, and invest better, thereby building their economic resilience.

In her role, Luan connects with many different partner organizations to put the pieces of the puzzle together on how we can best solve wicked problems hand in hand. She scopes the issue and the work, stewards relationships and constantly bridges design details to impact at scale.

Luan has over a decade of experience across the for-profit, non-profit and social enterprise sector. Prior to IDEO.org, she worked at the social venture lab Enviu where she spearheaded the opening of their US office and led programs to develop business models for financial inclusion, sanitation and plastic pollution. Before that she worked with microfinance institutions in Nicaragua and the USA through Kiva. Luan started her career in management consulting at IBM. She is a biotech engineer with a BSc and MSc cum laude from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Luan speaks five languages, some a bit more rusty than others. As a true Dutchie, Luan loves salty licorice and herring by the tail with raw onions.

Our People