Ken Gaalswyk

Head of International Development

Ken leads RIWI’s International Development portfolio, directing data and insight solutions to support development programming and humanitarian response. With 25 years of experience conducting surveys, including projects in more than 100 countries, Ken brings deep experience in delivering impactful solutions to commercial, government, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations.

Prior to joining RIWI, Ken was a consultant on international market research methods and the Director of Enterprise Sales for Viamo, a mobile-based data collection firm. Prior to those roles, Ken was a Vice President at Abt Associates, where he led multiple business units in the data science division and served as polling director, and conducted global polls as a senior project director at Princeton Survey Research Associates International. He has directed data solutions for clients such as ABC News/Washington Post, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Harvard University, GlaxoSmithKline, Pew Research Center, US Agency for International Development, United Nations, and World Bank.