Board Membership

The Board supports the work of the IUGB Foundation and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by IUGB’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

  • Leadership, governance and oversight
  • Trusted advisor to the CEO
  • Strategic thinker and analysis
  • Key Ambassador
  • Convener of local and international personal and professional networks

IUGB Foundation expects to have 100% of Board Members make an annual contribution commensurate with their capacity.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, finance, government, legal, education or the philanthropy sector
  • Has an affinity for Africa, its youth and the critical need for quality education
  • A commitment to and understanding of IUGB’s beneficiaries
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a passion for improving the lives of IUGB Foundation’s students, faculty and alumni
  • French language capability is desirable but not required
  • Service on IUGB’s Board of Directors is without remuneration