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Neville IsdellICF Co-chair and Chair of the Board

Neville Isdell, ICF Co-Chair and Chair of the Board, is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Prior to this he served in many senior roles including Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages PLC in Great Britain from 1998 to 2000. He is the Vice Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund US and serves on the Board of Directors of General Motors.

Benjamin MkapaICF Co-Chair and Chair of International Relations

Benjamin Mkapa, ICF Co-Chair and Chair of International Relations, was President of Tanzania from 1995 to 2005. He was previously Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Minister for Information and Culture and Minister for Foreign Affairs. He was also a member of the Commission for Africa.

Baroness Lynda Chalker 

Lynda Chalker is a UK politician with more than 30 years of experience in Africa. She served for 12 years as UK Minister for Africa and 8 years as Minister for Overseas Development. She has chaired Pasco Risk Management Ltd., has been a Board Member of Group Five Construction Pty in South Africa for 10 years, and is an independent adviser on Africa, investment and development through her company Africa Matters Ltd.

Sam Jonah 

Sam Jonah, is the Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital, past Executive President of AngloGold Ashanti. He is a Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Ltd and the Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

William Kalema 

William Kalema is the former Chairman of the Boards of the Uganda Investment Authority and Uganda Breweries. He also chairs a number of charitable institutions in East Africa and was a member of the Commission for Africa.

Linah Mohohlo 

Linah Mohohlo is the Governor of the Bank of Botswana. In her capacity as Botswana’s representative in the Board of the International Monetary Fund, she has served in the IMFC where she represented the Africa Group 1 Constituency. She is a member of the Africa Progress Panel, Investment Committee of the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund and served as a member in the Commission for Africa.

Evelyne Tall 

Evelyne Tall is currently the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer / Group Chief Operating Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director for Domestic Bank.

She started her banking career in 1981 with Citibank in Dakar but resigned in 1998 to join Ecobank Mali as Deputy managing Director, and was made Managing Director in 2000 a position she occupied till she was later transferred to Ecobank Senegal as Managing Director.

She was appointed Regional Head of the Francophone West Africa Region in October 2005.