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.

Aliko Dangote

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

Bobby Shriver

Co-founder, ONE and (RED)


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

David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Dr. Mo Ibrahim

Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Gayle E. Smith

President and CEO, ONE

Helene D. Gayle

President and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust

Jamie Drummond

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Global Strategy, ONE

Joe Cerrell

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

John Doerr

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Joshua Bolten

President & CEO, Business Roundtable

Kelly Ayotte

Former United States Senator

Kevin Sheekey

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

Lawrence Summers

Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States

Mark Suzman

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

Michele L. Sullivan

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

Morton H. Halperin

Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations

Ronald O. Perelman

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

Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

Susan A. Buffett

Chairwoman, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Tom Freston

Chairman of the Board, ONE
Principal, Firefly3

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.

Acha Leke

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Aidan Eyakuze

Executive Director, Twaweza East Africa

Amadou Mahtar Ba

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

Angélique Kidjo

Three-time Grammy Award-winning Artist and Activist

Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane

Founder and President of African Monitor

Arunma Oteh

Vice President and Treasurer, The World Bank

Bunmi Makinwa

Chief Executive Officer, AUNIQUEI

ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye

Country Director, Girl Effect Nigeria

Chikwe Ihekweazu

Chief Executive Officer/ National Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

Chose Choeu

Managing Director Corporate Affairs, Eskom

David Barnard

South African Development Expert

Eleni Z. Gabre-Madhin

Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Eleni LLC

Erik Charas

Founding and Managing Director, Charas LDA

Irene Ovonji-Odida

Chief Executive Office, The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda)

Jacqueline Chimhanzi

Chief Executive Officer, African Leadership Institute

John Githongo

Chief Executive Officer, Inuka Kenya Trust

John Ulanga

Country Director, TradeMark East Africa

Jon Lomøy

Director, Development Co-operation Directorate

Lai Yahaya


Li Xiaoyun

Chief Senior Advisor, International Poverty Reduction Center in China

Mandla Sibeko

Founder and Chairman, Seed Capital Ventures

Melvin Ayogu

Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Mike Dada

President and Executive Producer, All Africa Music Awards

Mpule Kwelagobe

Head, QuesS Capital’s Africa Investments

Neville Gabriel

Chief Executive Officer, The Other Foundation

Nic Dawes

Deputy Executive Director for Media, Human Rights Watch

Oluseun Onigbinde

Co-Founder and CEO, BudgIT

Owen Barder

Vice President, Center for Global Development

Paul Collier

Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government

Richard Mkandawire

Africa Director, Alliance for African Partnership Secretariat

Romy Chevallier

Senior Researcher and Project Leader – Governance of Africa’s Resources, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Ruge Mutahaba

Director: Strategy and Programs Development, Clouds Media Group

Russell Wildeman

Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF South Africa

Susan Mashibe

President and CEO, VIA Aviation Limited

Warren Krafchik

Director, International Budget Partnership (IBP)

Zohra Dawood

Director, Centre for Unity in Diversity

Leadership team

ONE’s global leadership team helps to direct and implements ONE’s strategy.

Bob Pilon

Chief Development & Partnerships Officer

David McNair

Executive Director for Global Policy

Deb Dugan

Chief Executive Officer, (RED)

Gayle E. Smith

President and CEO, ONE

Jamie Drummond

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Global Strategy, ONE

Roxane Philson

Chief Marketing Officer

Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo

Africa Executive Director

Tom Hart

North America Executive Director

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