Gayle E. Smith

President and CEO

Gayle E. Smith is the President and CEO of the ONE Campaign. She served as a top advisor on development issues for two American presidents and is one of the world’s leading experts on global development. She brings an unparalleled expertise on development and democracy issues, and an extraordinary network of relationships across the African continent and around the world. In her most recent role, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Smith led a staff of more than 10,000 people working to end extreme poverty, foster sustained and inclusive economic growth, and promote resilient, democratic societies all over the world. Smith had previously served as special assistant to President Obama and senior director for development and democracy at the National Security Council, and as special assistant to President Clinton and senior director for African affairs at the National Security Council. Before her work on the NSC Smith founded the sustainable security program at the Center for American Progress, and co-founded the ENOUGH project and the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network. She also worked as a journalist and with NGOs in Africa for more than 20 years. Smith is originally from Bexley, Ohio and earned a B.A. from the University of Colorado.

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Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Group and Chairman of the Dangote Foundation

Bobby Shriver

Bobby Shriver

Co-founder, ONE and (RED)

Bono

Bono

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

David Cameron

David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Dr. Mo Ibrahim

Dr. Mo Ibrahim

Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Helene D. Gayle

Helene D. Gayle

President and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust

Jamie Drummond

Jamie Drummond

Co-founder, ONE

Joe Cerrell

Joe Cerrell

Managing Director, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation *

John Doerr

John Doerr

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Joshua Bolten

Joshua Bolten

President & CEO, Business Roundtable

Kelly Ayotte

Kelly Ayotte

Former United States Senator

Kevin Sheekey

Kevin Sheekey

Global Head of Government Relations and Communications, Bloomberg L.P. Chairman, Bloomberg Government

Lawrence Summers

Lawrence Summers

Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States

Mark Suzman

Mark Suzman

Chief Strategy Officer and President, Global Policy & Advocacy
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation*

Michele L. Sullivan

Michele L. Sullivan

Director of Corporate Social Innovation, Caterpillar and President of the Caterpillar Foundation *

Morton H. Halperin

Morton H. Halperin

Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations

Ronald O. Perelman

Ronald O. Perelman

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

Susan A. Buffett

Susan A. Buffett

Chairwoman, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Tom Freston

Tom Freston

Board Chair, ONE, and Principal, Firefly3

More Members of the Leadership Team

Bob Pilon

Bob Pilon

Chief Development & Partnerships Officer

David McNair

David McNair

Executive Director for Global Policy

Dorine Nininahazwe

Dorine Nininahazwe

AU and East Africa Director

Emily Wigens

Emily Wigens

Italy and the Netherlands Director

Friederike Röder

Friederike Röder

EU and France Director

Jennifer Lotito

Jennifer Lotito

Chief Operating Officer, (RED)

John Spears

John Spears

Chief of Staff

Kate Critchley

Kate Critchley

Executive Director, Global Communications

Oulie Keita

Oulie Keita

Francophone West Africa Director

Romilly Greenhill

Romilly Greenhill

UK Director

Roxane Philson

Roxane Philson

Chief Marketing Officer

Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo

Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo

Africa Executive Director

Serah Makka-Ugbabe

Serah Makka-Ugbabe

Nigeria Director

Stephan Exo-Kreischer

Stephan Exo-Kreischer

Germany Director

Stuart Hickox

Stuart Hickox

Canada Director

Suzy George

Suzy George

Chief Operating Officer

Tim Cole

Tim Cole

Executive Director, Europe

Tom Hart

Tom Hart

North America Executive Director

* Serves on The ONE Campaign Board only and not on the ONE Action Board.

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