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We are pleased to announce that our Chairman, Gbenga Oyebode has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. This statement was released by Ford Foundation on Thursday, 20th June 2019.

“I am honored and privileged to join the board of the Ford Foundation. I am delighted to be part of the foundation’s mission to address socioeconomic inequality, which is particularly relevant in the current global context. I look forward to working with my fellow trustees and the foundation’s staff as we strive for a more equal world,” said Gbenga Oyebode.

Gbenga Oyebode has extensive experience advising several top-tier Nigerian, international and multinational corporations on matters relating to aviation, energy and natural resources, project finance, foreign investment, telecommunications and privatization.

Ford Foundation trustees are elected by its board and serve up to two six-year terms. Trustees set broad policy relating to grant making, geographic focus, investments, governance, and professional standards, and they oversee internal and independent audits. The foundation’s trustees hail from four continents and have extensive experience in the worlds of higher education, business and finance, technology, law, government, and the nonprofit sector.