ATLANTA (July 13th, 2020) — CARE announced today the appointment of five new members of the CARE USA Board of Directors, a move aimed at broadening the organization’s global reach and impact to help save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice. New board members include: Runa Alam, Charlie Dent, Mohamed Kande, Jane Mosbacher Morris, and Una Osili, who will each serve a three-year term from 2020-2023.
“CARE is thrilled to welcome Runa Alam, Charlie Dent, Mohamed Kande, Jane Mosbacher Morris, and Una Osili,” said Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE. “Each new member brings valuable expertise and perspectives to the growing CARE board, and will help bring new, innovative ideas to our poverty-fighting work around the globe and here in the U.S.”
Co-Founder and CEO of Development Partners International
Runa Alam is a development economist and the co-founder and CEO of Development Partners International, a leading private equity firm investing throughout African countries, and manages $1.6 billion in three funds, that are Cambridge benchmarked top quartile Africa funds. DPI is a gender balanced firm and seeks to focus its impact work in three buckets: Gender Balance, Climate Change, and Job Creation and Enhancement. Runa has more than 35 years of private equity, emerging market management and investment banking experience. She serves on the Boards of many African companies and has contributed to efforts in education and development through her written and pro bono work. She sat on the advisory committees at Princeton and Yale Universities and was formerly an Advisory Council member of MIDA (Mobilizing Institutional Investors to Develop Africa’s Infrastructure), NASP-USAID Investment Partnership, and USAID’s Private Sector Partners Committee. Ms. Alam is currently serving on a World Economic Forum “Future Challenge” forum on development finance.
Former Congressman and Policy Advisor
Congressman Charlie Dent currently serves as a Senior Policy Advisor to DLA Piper where he provides strategic advice and counsel to clients on the federal, state and local levels on issues ranging from appropriations, healthcare, defense and veterans, homeland security, infrastructure and energy to international investment, trade and commerce. In addition to his role with DLA Piper, Congressman Dent is a Political Analyst for CNN, a Visiting Fellow for the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), Perry World House and a Distinguished Advisor for Pew Charitable Trusts. Prior to those positions, Congressman Dent served 7 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. During his time in Congress, Congressman Dent distinguished himself as a strong, independent leader who is well respected on both sides of the aisle.
Vice-Chairman, US & Global Advisory Leader at PwC
Mohamed Kande serves as the PwC US & Global Advisory Leader and the CEO of the combined PwC consulting businesses in the US, Mexico, Japan and China (Trifecta). Previously he was PwC’s US and Global Advisory Leader for the technology, media, telecoms, and hospitality industry sectors. His expertise spans the areas of operational strategy, technology development, mergers and acquisitions, and operations management, and his clients have included various entities from the private sector to public sector clients like The World Bank, and various departments of the US Government. Before joining PwC in August 2011, Mohamed was the managing partner of PRTM Management Consultants’ Europe, Middle East and South Asia business.
Jane Mosbacher Morris
Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET
Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, a company that connects businesses and consumers to ethically made products from around the world. Clients include Bloomingdale’s, Dillards, and Target and investors include Techstars and Farfetch. She has previously served as the Director of Humanitarian Action for the McCain Institute for International Leadership and currently serves on the Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. Morris is a member of VF Corporation’s Advisory Council on Responsible Sourcing and is also a term member at the Council of Foreign Relations. She is also the author of Penguin Random House/Tarcher Perigee book, Buy the Change You Want to See: Use Your Purchasing Power to Make the World a Better Place (January 29, 2019). In 2020, Fortune Magazine named Jane one of the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders because of her response to COVID-19.
Associate Dean for Research and International Programs-IUPI
Dr. Una Osili is a global expert on economic and financial development, philanthropy and social innovation. She has more than two decades of experience in leadership, economic policy and research across public and private sectors. Dr. Osili has provided expert testimony at the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee on international development and the role of the public sector. She has led collaborative research projects with global corporations and has provided advisory, policy and consulting support for national and global institutions including the World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, African Development Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Networks Financial Institute, the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, and various governments entities. Dr. Osili is a consultant with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and has worked on cross-sector initiatives on financial inclusion.
Dr. Osili is the Associate Dean of Research and International Programs, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the world’s first school on philanthropy. Dr. Osili leads the research and publication of Global Resource Flows Index and the Global Philanthropy Environment Index.
Read more about CARE’s Commitments to Equity and Inclusion here.
Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. That’s why women and girls are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to confront hunger, ensure nutrition and food security for all, improve education and health, create economic opportunity and respond to emergencies. In 2019, CARE worked in 100 countries and reached more than 68 million people around the world.
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