Meet the Speaker: Kwasi Mitchell, Ph.D., Principal / Chief Purpose Officer, Deloitte US

Kwasi Mitchell is the chief purpose officer at Deloitte US. He is responsible for leading the organization-wide strategy that powers Deloitte’s commitment to purpose and drives a broader impact for our clients, people and the communities in which we operate. Kwasi built and oversees the organization’s first dedicated Purpose Office focused on addressing some of the world’s most complex societal issues including diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability and climate change, education and workforce development, and technology trust ethics.

In his role, Kwasi supports our clients on their journeys to becoming purpose-driven organizations and helps form new collaborations with organizations that address systemic societal issues. Internally, he engages our people to live their purpose daily and drives policy and process changes that contribute to Deloitte achieving our purpose aspirations. His leadership brings focus to the collective impact and lasting change we can have on society at large when we put our purpose into action.

Prior to being named Deloitte’s Chief Purpose Officer, Kwasi was the diversity, equity and inclusion leader, the pro bono and social impact lead for Deloitte’s 50,000+ person Consulting practice and served as the Strategy Offering leader for Deloitte’s Government & Public Services practice where he advised clients within both the government and commercial sectors.

Kwasi has a PhD in inorganic chemistry from Northwestern University, an MBA from Drexel University and sits on the board of several national and global nonprofits focused on building a more equitable society. He lives in Washington, D.C. where he spends time with his lovely wife, Kathleen.