Mimi Alemayehou

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

Ms. Alemayehou’s career spans both the public and private sector across emerging markets with a strong focus on Africa. She is currently Senior Vice President for Public–Private Partnerships at Mastercard Inc. 

Prior to joining Mastercard, Ms. Alemayehou was the Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors for Black Rhino Group, (a portfolio company of Blackstone) an investment platform focused on the development and acquisition of energy and infrastructure assets across Africa. 

Previously, she was appointed by President Obama as Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the development finance agency of the U.S. Government. In this capacity, she oversaw the extension of loans, guarantees, and insurance to catalyze foreign direct investment and private equity into emerging markets. Prior to OPIC, Ms. Alemayehou was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the United States Executive Director on the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB). 

Ms. Alemayehou has served on several Boards including the United States African Development Foundation and on the United States President’s Advisory Council on doing Business in Africa. Ms. Alemayehou was the Chair of Blackstone Africa Infrastructure LP. Ms. Alemayehou currently serves on the Board of Canada’s development finance institution, FinDev Canada, and Climate Real Impact Solutions. (NYSE: CLIU)

Ms. Alemayehou holds a Masters degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a BA in Marketing from West Texas A&M University.

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Alexander Stubb

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

Aliko Dangote

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

Bobby Shriver

Co-founder, ONE and (RED)


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The Rt Hon David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Dr. Jackie Chimhanzi

Chief Executive Officer, African Leadership Institute

Sir Mo Ibrahim

Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Gayle E. Smith

CEO of ONE *

Helene D. Gayle, M.D., MPH

President, Spelman College *

Jamie Drummond

Co-Founder, ONE & Founder, Sharing Strategies

Joe Cerrell

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

John Doerr

Chairman, Kleiner Perkins

Joshua Bolten

CEO, Business Roundtable *

Kelly Ayotte

Former United States Senator

Kevin Sheekey

Global Head of External Relations, Bloomberg LP

Lawrence H. Summers

Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States

Morton H. Halperin

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

Sheryl Sandberg

Founder of Lean IN

Susan A. Buffett

Chair, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Tom Freston

Board Chair, ONE, and Principal, Firefly3 *

* also serves on the ONE Action Board.