High-Level Steering Group


Aïcha Bah Diallo

Former Minister of Education of Guinea; Former UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education


Felipe Calderón

Former President Of Mexico; Honorary Chair, Global Commission On The Economy And Climate

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Jakaya Kikwete

Former President of Tanzania; former Chairperson, African Union; Board Director, Nutrition International


Kimberly Gire

Founder, Global Women Leaders; Chair, Board of Trustees, Centre for Global Equality

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Rebecca Winthrop

Senior Fellow & Co-Director of the Center for Universal Education, the Brookings Institution


Phyllis Costanza

Head of Social Impact & CEO, UBS Optimus Foundation


Vikas Pota

Former CEO & Chairman, Varkey Foundation; former Group CEO, Tmrw Digital

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Amel Karboul

CEO, Education Outcomes Fund (EOF); Commissioner on the Education Commission; former Minister of Tourism, Tunisia 

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Aliko Dangote

President & CEO, Dangote Group; Chairman, Aliko Dangote Foundation


Henrietta Fore

Executive Director, UNICEF

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Jamie Cooper

Founding Chair & President, Big Win Philanthropy


Dr. Liesbet Steer

Director, International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (Education Commission)


Strive Masiyiwa

Founder & Executive Chairman, Econet Group

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Theo Sowa

CEO, African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF)

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Sir Ronald Cohen

Chair, Global Steering Group for Impact Investment; Founding Partner and former Chairman, Apax Partners