Henrietta H. Fore

Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

BA in History, Wellesley College; MPA, University of Northern Colorado. Has worked to champion economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the public, private and non-profit sectors over more than four decades. 1989-93, Assistant Administrator for Asia and Assistant Administrator for Private Enterprise, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). 2001-05, Director, United States Mint. 2005-07, Undersecretary of State for Management, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of State; oversaw a management budget of $3.6 billion, 7,200 employees, 30,000 contractors and 267 embassies and posts in 172 countries. 2007-09, Administrator, USAID, and Director, United States Foreign Assistance, the first woman to serve in these roles; responsible for managing $39.5 billion of US foreign assistance annually, including support to peoples and countries recovering from disaster and building their futures economically, politically and socially. Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Holsman International. Since 2018, UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director. Former Member of the Board: Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Millennium Challenge Corporation; Center for Strategic and International Studies; Aspen Institute; Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy; Center for Global Development. Former: Global Co-Chair, Asia Society; Chair, Middle East Investment Initiative; Co-Chair, WomenCorporateDirectors. Recipient: Alexander Hamilton Award (2005); Distinguished Service Award (2009).