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 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.

Mimi Alemayehou

Senior Vice President for Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard Inc.

Kelly Ayotte

Former United States Senator

Joshua Bolten

CEO, Business Roundtable *


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

Susan A. Buffett

Chair, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

The Rt Hon David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Joe Cerrell

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

Dr. Jackie Chimhanzi

Chief Executive Officer, African Leadership Institute

Aliko Dangote

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

John Doerr

Chairman, Kleiner Perkins

Jamie Drummond

Co-Founder, ONE & Founder, Sharing Strategies

Tom Freston

Board Chair, ONE, and Principal, Firefly3 *

Helene D. Gayle, M.D., MPH

President, Spelman College *

Morton H. Halperin

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

Sir Mo Ibrahim

Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Sheryl Sandberg

Founder of Lean IN

Kevin Sheekey

Global Head of External Relations, Bloomberg LP

Bobby Shriver

Co-founder, ONE and (RED)

Gayle E. Smith

CEO of ONE *

Alexander Stubb

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

Lawrence H. Summers

Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States

* also serves on the ONE Action Board.

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.

ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye

Regional Director, West Africa, Ford Foundation

David Barnard

Programme Director - EPIC-Africa

Erik Charas

Founding and Managing Director, Charas LDA

Dr. Jackie Chimhanzi

Chief Executive Officer, African Leadership Institute

Zohra Dawood

Independent Policy Analyst

Amadou Mahtar Ba

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

Oluseun Onigbinde

Co-Founder and Director, BudgIT

John Ulanga

Country Director, TradeMark East Africa

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.

Cindy Beedie

Executive Director, Beedie Foundation

Ryan Beedie

President, Beedie

David Giampaolo

Founder and CEO, Pi Capital

Don Gips

CEO, Skoll Foundation

Theresia Gouw

Founding Partner, Acrew Capital

Michelle Grogg

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable DevelopmentExecutive Director, Cargill FoundationCargill, Incorporated

Hilary Gumbel


Mellody Hobson

Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, LLC

Angelo Moratti

Founder and Chairman of Angel Capital Management and Milano Investment Partners

Dr. Rajiv Shah

President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Win Sheridan

BDW Investments, LLC

Michele L. Sullivan

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

Diane Whitty

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

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.

Stanley Achonu

Nigeria Director

Désiré Assogbavi

Francophone Africa Director

Kate Critchley

Executive Director, Communications and Content

Tamika Cummings

General Counsel

Stephan Exo-Kreischer

Germany Director

Suzanne Granville

North America Executive Director

Tom Hart

President of ONE

Elise Legault

Canada Director

Jennifer Lotito

President and Chief Operating Officer, (RED)

Serah Makka

Africa Executive Director

Adam Mayaki

Chief Financial Officer

David McNair

Executive Director for Global Policy

Dorine Nininahazwe

AU and East Africa Director

Annie Schouw

Chief Development Officer

Gayle E. Smith

CEO of ONE *

John Spears

Chief Operating Officer

Emily Wigens

EU Director