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Mercy Corps Forms Global Leadership Council

World Leaders Join Mercy Corps’ Advisory Committee to help Shape Agency’s Future Strategy

Portland, Ore. – WEBWIRE

Seven world political, business and economic leaders have joined Mercy Corps’ new Global Leadership Council to help enhance the organization’s strategic impact and influence and further strengthen responses to humanitarian and economic challenges around the world.

“We are facing an unprecedented number of complex humanitarian crises on multiple continents,” says Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps. “Our Global Leadership Council will help Mercy Corps continue to wisely navigate and adapt to today’s dynamic, rapidly changing environment.”

Linda Mason, Honorary Chair of Mercy Corps’ board of directors, will chair the Global Leadership Council. The council’s founding members are:

  • Carolina Barco, Advisor on Sustainable Urban Development in Latin America and the Caribbean to the Inter-American Development Bank, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia and former Ambassador to the United States
  • Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz
  • Fadi Ghandour, Founder and Vice Chairman of Aramex, Executive Chairman of Wamda Ventures and Managing Partner of MENA Venture Investments
  • Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Founding Chairman of Satya Capital Limited
  • Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo
  • George Papandreou, former Prime Minister and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece
  • Robert Zoellick, Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ International Advisors and former President of the World Bank Group.

“These global citizens are among the foremost experts in their fields,” says Keny-Guyer. “Mercy Corps is deeply grateful for their strategic counsel and unwavering commitment to addressing the world’s toughest challenges.”

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