Ann Mei Chang
Executive Director of Lean Impact
Ann Mei Chang served as the Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID. The Lab is the newest bureau at USAID and aims to leverage 21st Century advances in technology and innovation to transform global development. Previously, Ann Mei was the Chief Innovation Officer at Mercy Corps and served as the Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to her pivot to the public sector, Ann Mei was an engineering executive with over twenty years experience in Silicon Valley including Google, Apple, Intuit, and some startups. Most recently, she served for 8 years as a Senior Engineering Director at Google, where she led worldwide engineering for mobile applications and services, delivering 20x growth to $1B in annual revenues in just 3 years. At Google, she also led the product development team for Emerging Markets. Ann Mei is a member of the 2011 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.