Our Advisory Board

Our team is backed by a strong board of leaders in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors

 
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Gordon Brown, chair

United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former UK Prime Minister

 
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Michael Barber 

Founder and Chairman at Delivery Associates and Chief Education Advisor at Pearson

 

 
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Jakaya Kikwete

Former President of Tanzania and Chair of the African Union

 
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Theo Sowa

CEO of the African Women's Development Fund

Ronnie Cohen, EOF Chair

Co-Founder, Apax Partners and Chair, Global Steering Committee on Impact Investing 

 
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Jamie Cooper

Founding Chair and President of Big Win Philanthropies

 

 
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Strive Masiyiwa

Zimbabwean businessman and philanthropist, Founder and Group Chairman of Econet

 

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Rebecca winthrop

Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Universal Education at Brookings

Mohamed Amersi

Chairman, Amersi Foundation and Chairman, Inclusive Ventures Group

 
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Aliko Dangote

President and CEO of the Dangote Group and Chairman of the Dangote Foundation

 

 
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Vanessa Moungar

Director of Gender, Women, and Civil Society at AfDB

 
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Justin Van Fleet

Chief of Staff, UN Special Envoy for Global Education