Our People


Founder and President Emerita
Research Director
Director, Strategic Partnerhips
Senior Advisor

Board of Directors

Salim Salim

Former Secretary General, Organization of African Unity

Bineta Diop

President, Femmes Africa Solidarité

K.Y. Amoako

Founder and President, African Center for Economic Transformation, Ghana

Honorable Festus Mogae

Former President, Botswana

Shelly London

President, Private Family Foundation

Hansueli Maerki

Professional Board Member, Consultant

Hope Woodhouse

Director, Two Harbors Investment Corporation

Samir Toubassy

Independent Business Consultant

The Honorable Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

President and CEO, The Bolden Consulting Group LLC
Former Administrator, NASA (2009 - 2017)

Guillaume Castel

Executive Director – Corporate Strategy, The Advisory Board Company

Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, CFR, OCORT

Founder/Chairman of the Board of Directors of Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development.

Edmund Cooke

Managing Partner, Law Offices of Cooke Robotham, LLC