Tom Freston is a Principal of Firefly3, an investment and consultancy firm focusing on the media and entertainment industries. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Viacom Inc., where he also served as Chief Operating Officer. For seventeen years, Mr. Freston was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MTV Networks, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Comedy Central, and other networks. Prior to that, Mr. Freston ran a textile business in Afghanistan and India. Currently, he is Board Chairman of the ONE Campaign, an advocacy organization to fight extreme poverty and serves on the boards of DreamWorks Animation, Moby Media in Afghanistan, Vice Media in New York and is also a Trustee of The Asia Society. He was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2005 Mr. Freston was cited in the TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” issue. He has received many industry honors and awards. Mr. Freston writes a monthly travel column “On the Road” for Vanity Fair.
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Co-founder, ONE & (RED)
Lead singer, U2
Co-founder, ONE and (RED)
Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
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Managing Director, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation *
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC
Global Head of Government Relations and Communications, Bloomberg L.P. Chairman, Bloomberg Government
Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
Chief Strategy Officer and President, Global Policy & Advocacy
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation*
Director of Corporate Social Innovation, Caterpillar and President of the Caterpillar Foundation
Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Chairwoman, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
* Serves on The ONE Campaign Board only and not on the ONE Action Board.