Our Leadership

Vision, commitment, leadership—IYF’s Board of Directors brings forth these and other qualities each year so IYF can realize new milestones in youth development. And 2010 was no exception.

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to departing members: Maria Livanos Cattaui and Penina Mlama. We welcome our newest member Joseph Matalon—a leading corporate executive in Jamaica who is committed to improving the lives of today’s youth. IYF is also very pleased to welcome Peter Woicke back to the Board in 2011.

Current Board Members

United States

Douglas L. Becker, Chair
CEO, Laureate Education Inc


Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Founder, Jordan River Foundation,
UNICEF’s First Eminent Advocate for Children


Bernise Ang
NGO Founder, Syinc

United Kingdom

Sir David Bell
Former Chair, Financial Times Group


Bill Conn
Former Board Chair,
Foundation for Young Australians


Raghda El Ebrashi
Founder, Alashanek ya Balady Association
for Sustainable Development


Olivier Fleurot
Chief Executive Officer, MS&L Group

United States

Henrietta Holsman Fore
Former Administrator of the United States
Agency for International Development


Enrique V. Iglesias
Secretary-General of the Ibero-American
Secretariat, Madrid

United States

Rick R. Little
Chief Executive Officer, Silatech


Joseph M. Matalon
Chair, ICD Group Limited


Helio Mattar
President of the Akatu Institute for
Conscious Consumption

United States

Helen Ostrowski
Former CEO, Porter Novelli

United States

William S. Reese
President and CEO,
International Youth Foundation

United States

Richard F. Schubert, Chairman Emeritus
Chairman of National Job Corps Association


Veli Sundbäck
Former Executive Vice President,
Corporate Relations and Responsibility,
Nokia Corporation

United States

Peter Woicke
Former CEO, International Financial Corporation

United States

Connie Wong
Former President of Hutchison Whampoa and
Founder/CEO of Vidiator Technology Inc.

Former Board Members

Hon. Pär Stenbäck, Finland
Former Secretary General, Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Inonge Mutumbaetwa
Mbikusita-Lewanika, Ph.D.
, Zambia
Zambian Ambassador to European Union
(1991- 2001)

Luisa Mendoza de Pulido, Venezuela 
Founding Executive Member, Federation of Private Foundations

Shoichi Saba, Japan 
Former Chairman and CEO,
Toshiba Corporation

Hon. Rita Süssmuth, Ph.D., Germany
Former President and Member of the German Bundestag

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II
President and CEO, Ayala Corporation

Maria Livanos Cattaui, Switzerland 
Member of the Board of Directors, Petroplus Holdings, Switzerland

Arnold Langbo, Canada 
Former Chairman and CEO, Kellogg Company

Yuzaburo Mogi, Japan 
President and CEO, Kikkoman Corporation

Sten A. Akestam, Sweden
Former President of Lions Club International

Sari Baldauf, Finland 
Board Member of Hewlett Packard and Daimler Corporation

Penina Mlama, Tanzania
Executive Director, Campaign for Female Education

Adam Smith, Australia
CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians

Benita Singh, United States 
Co-founder of Mercado Global