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Hadeel Ibrahim

Hadeel Ibrahim is the founding Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which was established in 2006 to support leadership and governance in Africa.

Hadeel Ibrahim
Hadeel is co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Africa Center in New York, whose mission is to promote partnership, collaboration, dialogue and understanding between African artists, business leaders and civil society and their counterparts in the United States and beyond. Hadeel serves on the Boards of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, the Clinton Foundation, the BMCE Bank of Africa, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, ORB media, the Governing Board of the African Governance Institute and the Council of the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Hadeel also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Architecture and Planning at the The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a member of Amnesty International’s Secretary General’s Global Council, a member of the International Advisory Committee & Jury of the London Design Biennale and is a Patron of Restless Development, a youth led development agency. Hadeel previously served as a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, on the Boards of The Synergos Institute, Femmes Africa Solidarité, Refugees International, the Carter Center (UK) and the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards Judging Panel.