Board and leadership



Board of Directors

ONE’s Board of Directors includes individuals with extensive experience in advocacy and activism, policy, politics and business. The board oversees ONE’s work and helps to ensure we are making progress against our mission.

ONE consists of two separate non-profit organizations, The ONE Campaign (501(c)(3)) and ONE Action (501(c)(4)). The goal of the ONE Campaign is to raise public awareness and educate policy makers about the importance of smart and effective policies and programs. The goal of ONE Action is to urge the public and policy makers to take action, which includes lobbying.

* also serves on the ONE Action Board.

Alexander Stubb

Director and Professor, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute

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Aliko Dangote

President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Industries LTD and Chairman of the Dangote Foundation

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Bobby Shriver

Co-founder, ONE and (RED)

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Lead singer, U2
Co-founder, ONE and (RED)

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David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Dr. Jackie Chimhanzi

Chief Executive Officer, African Leadership Institute

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Dr. Mo Ibrahim

Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

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Gayle E. Smith

CEO of ONE *

Helene D. Gayle

President, Spelman College *

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Jamie Drummond

Co-Founder, ONE & Founder, Sharing Strategies

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Joe Cerrell

Managing Director, Global Policy & Advocacy, Europe, Middle East & East Asia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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John Doerr

Chairman, Kleiner Perkins

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Joshua Bolten

CEO, Business Roundtable *

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Kevin Sheekey

Global Head of External Relations, Bloomberg LP

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Lawrence Summers

Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States

Mimi Alemayehou

Managing Partner, Semai Ventures

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Morton H. Halperin

Chair, Executive Board, Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) at the University of Pennsylvania*

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Sheryl Sandberg

Founder of Lean IN

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Susan A. Buffett

Chair, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

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Tom Freston

Board Chair, ONE, and Principal, Firefly3 *

Africa Policy Advisory Board

ONE’s Africa Policy Advisory Board is a regular forum for many of ONE’s friends and advisors to come together to discuss the pressing issues facing the continent, and play a key role in informing ONE’s work in Africa and globally.

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Amadou Mahtar Ba

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media, Inc.

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ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye

Regional Director, West Africa, Ford Foundation

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David Barnard

Programme Director - EPIC-Africa

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Dr. Jackie Chimhanzi

Chief Executive Officer, African Leadership Institute

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Erik Charas

Founding and Managing Director, Charas LDA

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John Ulanga

Country Director, TradeMark East Africa

Lai Yahaya


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Oluseun Onigbinde

Co-Founder and Director, BudgIT

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Zohra Dawood

Independent Policy Analyst

Global Leadership Circle

ONE’s Global Leadership Circle is a group of top financial supporters and surrogates from around the world who share our deep commitment to ending extreme poverty and preventable disease. They lend ideas, perspective, and assistance in advancing various elements of our work.

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Angelo Moratti

Founder and Chairman of Angel Capital Management and Milano Investment Partners

Cindy Beedie

Executive Director, Beedie Foundation

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David Giampaolo

Founder and CEO, Pi Capital

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Diane Whitty

Retired Global Head of The Philanthropy Centre, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

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Don Gips

CEO, Skoll Foundation

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Dr. Rajiv Shah

President, The Rockefeller Foundation

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Hilary Gumbel


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Mellody Hobson

Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, LLC

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Michele L. Sullivan

Retired Director of Corporate Social Innovation, Caterpillar and President of the Caterpillar Foundation,Global Impact Advisor

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Michelle Grogg

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development Executive Director, Cargill Foundation Cargill, Incorporated

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Ryan Beedie

President, Beedie

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Theresia Gouw

Founding Partner, Acrew Capital

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Win Sheridan

BDW Investments, LLC

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Zouera Youssoufou

Managing Director and CEO, The Aliko Dangote Foundation

Leadership Team

ONE’s global leadership team helps to direct and implements ONE’s strategy.

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Adam Mayaki

Chief Financial Officer

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Annie Schouw

Chief Development Officer

David McNair

Executive Director for Global Policy

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Désiré Assogbavi

Francophone Africa Director

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Dorine Nininahazwe

AU and East Africa Director

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Elise Legault

Canada Director

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Emily Wigens

EU Director

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Gayle E. Smith

CEO of ONE *

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Jennifer Lotito

President and Chief Operating Officer, (RED)

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John Spears

Chief Operating Officer

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Kate Critchley

Executive Director, Communications and Content

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Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

France Director

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Romilly Greenhill

UK Director

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Serah Makka-Ugbabe

Africa Executive Director

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Stanley Achonu

Nigeria Director

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Stephan Exo-Kreischer

Germany Director

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Suzanne Granville

North America Executive Director

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Tom Hart

President of ONE