Ritse Erumi is a program officer on the Future of Work(ers) team. She leads Ford’s work on advancing more fair economies through new approaches to technology and innovation, narrative change, and business engagement. Ritse joined the foundation as a fellow working at the intersection of technology, economic opportunity, and equity.

Prior to Ford, Ritse served as a strategist and advisor to civil society groups, development agencies, governments, and businesses on models for digital innovation and systemic change. As a public interest technologist, her work explores the socioeconomic implications of emerging technologies among marginalized and underserved communities.

Ritse holds a PhD in policy and management and a masters in information systems, with a concentration in social change, innovation, and gender, from the University of Manchester.