IGD Leadership Council



General Powell and Secretary Albright Honor Jennifer Potter, Celebrating a Decade of IGD Leadership and Success//

Categories: Events , IGD Leadership Council , IGD News

At a recent celebration recognizing outgoing CEO Jennifer Potter’s leadership, IGD Leadership Council Co-Chairs General Colin L. Powell and Secretary Madeleine K. Albright honored the occasion through video tributes produced for the evening. These tributes, posted below, are an incredible testament to Jennifer’s vision and passion, as well as a… Read More


IGD Congratulates Sally Jewell on Secretary of the Interior Nomination//

Categories: IGD Leadership Council

The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) offers sincere congratulations to board member Sally Jewell for her nomination by President Barack Obama to serve as the nation’s Secretary of the Interior. Since 2004, Ms. Jewell has actively supported IGD’s mission to engage corporate leaders in reducing global poverty. “As a deeply… Read More


Announcing Leadership Council Corporate Co-Chairs//

Categories: IGD Leadership Council , IGD News

As IGD works to deepen our engagement with global companies that have the interest and capacity to drive business growth and investment in Africa, we have created two new leadership positions—Corporate Co-Chairs of the IGD Leadership Council. We are pleased to announce that Lewis B. Kaden, Vice Chairman of Citigroup… Read More


General Powell and Secretary Albright Host IGD Leadership Council Meeting//

Categories: Events , IGD Leadership Council

IGD Leadership Council co-chairs Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell hosted the council’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on December 14. Participants expressed strong support for IGD’s sharpened strategic plan for reducing global poverty by catalyzing profitable investment with a social impact in Africa. Members of the Leadership Council were joined… Read More


Business Leaders in Action: William D. Green//

Categories: IGD Leadership Council

“One of the characteristics of a high performing company is its commitment to sustainability and the communities in which it works and lives broadly.” – William D. Green William D. Green is Executive Chairman & Former CEO of Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Mr. Green… Read More


Business Leaders in Action: Joseph Brandt//

Categories: IGD Leadership Council , IGD Members

Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa lack reliable power grids, which are widely regarded as vital for increased economic development and poverty reduction. In these places, economically disadvantaged consumers are forced to purchase costly generators resulting in unequal and inconsistent electricity distribution. ContourGlobal, founded by Frontier 100 member Joseph Brandt in 2005,… Read More

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