OGP Ambassadors

OGP Ambassadors are senior figures charged with raising the partnerships profile, protecting its credibility and promoting its sustainability. Their roles are designed to complement the work and existing responsibilities of the Steering Committee members and other OGP participating governments and civil society organisations.

Mo Ibrahim

Dr. Mo Ibrahim is the Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation which he established in 2006 to support good governance and exceptional leadership on the African continent.

Sudanese-born, Dr Ibrahim has a distinguished business career. In 1989 he founded Mobile Systems International (MSI), a world leading cellular consulting and software provider and in 1998, Celtel International, one of Africas leading mobile telephone companies which pioneered mobile services in Africa.

Dr Ibrahim is also Founding Chairman of Satya Capital Limited, a private equity fund focused on Africa.

Dr Ibrahim has received numerous honorary degrees and fellowships from a range of academic institutions and is also the recipient of a number of distinguished awards.

Mo Ibrahim became a Senior Adviser to OGPs Independent Reporting Mechanism in 2012 and was focused on protecting its credibility and strength. This role developed into a more ambassadorial role and in 2014 the Steering Committee agreed that as an existing Senior Adviser, Mo Ibrahim would become OGPs first Global Ambassador.

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Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Byanyima is Executive Director of Oxfam International. She is a leader on womens rights, democratic governance and peacebuilding. She served eleven years in the Ugandan Parliament, and has served at the African Union Commission and as Director of Gender and Development at the United Nations Development Program. She co-founded the 60-member Global Gender and Climate Alliance and chaired a UN task force on gender aspects of the Millennium Development Goals, and on climate change.

Winnie Byanyima was approached by the Steering Committee to be a Global Ambassador in 2015 and she took on this role at the Global Summit in Mexico City that year.

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