Joe Cerrell is Managing Director for Global Policy & Advocacy, Europe, Middle East & East Asia, based in the Gates Foundation’s European Office in London. In this role, Joe oversees the Foundation’s relationships with donor governments in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. His team seeks to expand the Foundation’s partnerships with these governments, but also corporations, foundations and other non-governmental organizations, to support increased global engagement and progress on global health and agriculture. Since joining the Foundation in 2001, Cerrell has held a number of positions, including Director for Europe and Middle East and Director of Global Health Policy and Advocacy.
Prior to his time at the Gates Foundation, he served in a variety of senior roles in government and strategy consulting practices, including positions in the Clinton White House under former Vice President Al Gore and at APCO Worldwide. Cerrell currently serves on the board of directors for the ONE Campaign and Comic Relief. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Southern California.
President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Industries LTD and Chairman of the Dangote Foundation
Co-founder, ONE & (RED)
Lead singer, U2
Co-founder, ONE and (RED)
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Chief Executive Officer, African Leadership Institute
Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
CEO of ONE *
President, Spelman College *
Co-Founder, ONE & Sharing Strategies
Chairman, Kleiner Perkins
CEO, Business Roundtable *
Former United States Senator
Global Head of External Relations, Bloomberg L.P
Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
Senior Vice President for Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard Inc.
Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations *
Director and Professor, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute
Chief Operating Officer of Meta and Founder of Lean IN
Chairwoman, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Board Chair, ONE, and Principal, Firefly3 *
* also serves on the ONE Action Board.