IEFG Steering Committee

The International Education Funders Group (IEFG) is member-led, guided by a Steering Committee that reflects the broad diversity of our group. These volunteers donate their time, expertise and experience to the proceedings of the network for a term of three to four years. We welcome new members to the Steering Committee each year, and are happy to hear of your interest.

Simon Sommer

Simon Sommer
Jacobs Foundation
(Switzerland)

Faith Rose
BHP Foundation
(United States)

Casper Thulstrup

Casper Thulstrup
Hempel Foundation
(Denmark)

Raman Sidhu
Octava Foundation
(Singapore)

Carolyne Ng’eny
Firelight Foundation
(United States)

Bundie Kabanze 
The Global Fund for Children
(United States)

Lindsey Barnett
The Rockdale Foundation
(United States)

Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer
Queen Rania Foundation
(Jordan)

Robert Palmer

Emilio López
Tinker Foundation
(United States)

Robert Palmer

Malakeh El Haj
Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation
(United Arab Emirates)

Robert Palmer

Raymond Chipfakacha
Higherlife Foundation
(Zimbabwe)

IEFG Secretariat

Secretariat support is based in Denmark, Kenya, Pakistan, Chile, France, the United States, and Germany.

Spings Akumah

Spings Akumah
Finance and Administration Manager

Spings Akumah

Leonora Dowley
Senior Lead, Philanthropic Coalitions

Jo Kelcey

Barbara Hanisch-Cerda
Lead, Knowledge Curation

Gordana Kelava

Gordana Kelava
Programme and Communications Manager

Anjali Nambiar

Anjali Nambiar
IEFG Fellow, Education Technology

Aamna Pasha

Aamna Pasha
Associate, Regional Education Philanthropy

Laura Savage

Laura Savage
Executive Director