Global Citizen Announces Expansion of its Global and European Board of Directors


Leaders in international politics, technology, finance and marketing join Global Citizen’s Global Board, including Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Judy A. SmithFormer Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Kristin LemkauCEO, JP Morgan Wealth Management, Nir Bar Deaco-director general, Bridgewaterand Diego ScottiEVP & CMO, Verizon

Global Citizen welcomes new members to its Europe Board of Directors with the appointment of Co-Chair Sabrina Dhowre Elba, Dame Karen Pierce DCMGand Sawsan Chebli

NEW YORK and LONDON, August 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — International Advocacy Organization global citizen is proud to announce the appointment of six new members to its Global Board of Directors, as well as three new additions to its Europe Board of Directors. New members of the World Board include: Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women; Judy A. Smith, Founder, CEO, Smith & Company; Erna Solberg, former prime minister of Norway; Kristin Lemkau, CEO, JP Morgan Wealth Management; Nir Bar Dea, Co-General Manager, Bridgewater; and Diego Scotti, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon.

Citizen of the world Europe Board welcomes appointment of new co-chair Sabrina Dhowre Elba, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for IFAD, Lady Karen Pierce DCMG, British Ambassador to the United States and Sawsan Chebli, German politician, former spokesperson for the German Federal Foreign Minister and Permanent Secretary for Active Citizenship and International Relations and State of Berlin Delegate to the Federation.

The appointment of these nine global leaders in their respective fields of politics, technology, philanthropy, finance, media and marketing underscores Global Citizen’s pioneering position at the forefront of innovative global advocacy. The new members will join the Global Citizen Board of Directors to advise the organization on strategy.

The expansion of its Board of Directors underscores Global Citizen’s commitment to its bold ambitions to impact the most pressing challenges facing the world today, including breaking down systemic barriers, taking action climate change, girls’ empowerment and advocacy advocacy, aligned with its 2022 End extreme poverty NOW country.

“We are extremely honored to have these exceptional leaders join the Global Citizen Board of Directors at this important time in the campaign to end extreme poverty,” said Hugh Evansco-founder and CEO of Global Citizen. “Their deep expertise, decades of experience, diversity of thought and dedication to philanthropy make them powerful additions to our Board of Directors, and I look forward to working closely with them on our mission to bring end extreme poverty, empower girls and protect the planet.”

Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women. A Chief Hauser at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, she served as Vice President of South Africa from 2005 to 2008. As a global advocate for women and girls, Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka successfully mobilized a historic USD $40 billion for women and girls around the world.

For more than 25 years, Judy A. Smith has advised presidents and world leaders through global crises, advised Fortune 50 CEOs through complex challenges, and counseled some of the world’s most high-profile people. A former federal prosecutor and deputy White House press secretary, her groundbreaking career inspired the hit TV show “Scandal.”

Erna Solberg was the 35th Prime Minister of Norway from 2013 to 2021, and served as the country’s second female prime minister. From 2014 to 2022, she co-chaired the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advocacy Group for the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals, with a particular interest in ensuring quality education for girls and children, and to combat climate change and its impacts.

Throughout his career, Kristin Lemkau was listed among the world’s most influential, innovative, powerful and daring leaders as current CEO of JP Morgan Wealth Management and during her tenure as CMO of JPMorgan Chase. A champion of promoting diversity in the workplace, Kristin has been at the forefront of building the wealth management business and led the global brand, media, sponsorships, data and l analytics, performance marketing and consumer communications.

Nir Bar Dea is co-CEO of asset management firm Bridgewater Associates. Nir previously served as Bridgewater Deputy CEO and shaped the future of the business by driving the transformation of its investment engine, spearheading Bridgewater long-term strategic vision and governance transition to the next generation of talent. before joining BridgewaterNir served as an adviser to the Israeli mission to the United Nations during the 2014 General Assembly.

Recognized marketing leader Diego Scotti has a proven track record of building transformational brands across industries including financial services, retail and digital media. Over the past seven years, Diego and his team have led the evolution of the Verizon brand from a phone company to a brand of technology and experience driven by purpose and innovation. He was instrumental in building Verizon’s brand purpose – to create the networks that move the world forward – by reinforcing the company’s commitment to social impact and integrating its responsible business plan. , Citizen Verizon, throughout the marketing organization.

Canadian model and actress Sabrina Dhowre Elbe is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for IFAD. She recently visited an IFAD-supported project in Sierra Leone and dedicated her efforts as an IFAD Goodwill Ambassador to the challenges facing rural women and girls. Born in Canada, of Somali origin, she also works with various civil society organizations, including Conservation International, on environmental issues. She is passionate about gender equality and promoting the empowerment of women and girls around the world.

Lady Karen Pierce DCMG is the British Ambassador to UNITED STATES. Before arriving in DC, Karen Pierce was the from the United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York since March 2018. Prior to this role, Karen was Director General of Political Affairs and Chief Operating Officer of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at London from 2016.

Sawsan Chebli is a German politician, she is the former spokeswoman for the German Federal Foreign Minister and Permanent Secretary for Active Citizenship and International Relations and State of Berlin Delegate to the Federation. Sawsan has over ten years of experience in shaping debates and policies on identity politics, migration, Muslims in Western societies. She is a strong advocate for the fight against racism, right-wing extremism, anti-Semitism and for strengthening social cohesion and democracy.

These individuals will serve alongside current members of the Global Citizen Board of Directors. The World Board is co-chaired by Chris Stadermanaging partner, CVC Capital Partners, and Francois Katsoudas, EVP and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer, Cisco. The Europe Council is co-chaired by John Reid, President, Live Nation Europe – Concerts. A full list of Global Citizen Board members is available here.

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