Garance Choko is the CEO of Coda Societies, a firm that shapes social and economic infrastructures to promote equity worldwide and drives the design and development of citizen-centered services. From building hospitals, to developing public spaces, to producing consumer goods and shaping policies, Coda Societies engages partners and social groups in the design and implementation of value-based and resilient solutions.
Garance trained as a concert pianist in her formative years, and continued her performance studies in the United States while pursuing her passion for public administration, innovation and social impact. She received a Masters of Public Administration from Cornell University.
Garance has launched social innovation firms, designed and implemented physical spaces, national and local health care systems, nationwide public administration processes, think tanks, regional economic agendas and labor policies for institutions, corporations and governments in North America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Her clients include The Center For Progressive Policy (CPP), Rapid Results, The National Ministry of Planning of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nesta and the National Health System (NHS) of the United Kingdom, The Royal Society for the Arts, and The Africa Center. She is a proud board member at Sing For Hope and at Association of Corporate Treasurers.
She currently resides in New York City and is devoted to social equity.
- public policy
- social innovation
- systems design
- international development
- strategic leadership
- community outreach
- data analysis
- social equity