Our Governance

UNITING A DIVERSE GROUP BY A COMMON GOAL: TO PROMOTE JOB CREATION AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EXISTING JOBS FOR YOUTH

S4YE operates in a three-tier structure: the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Secretariat.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (BoD) provides high-level strategic guidance on the focus and the content of the work programs of S4YE. The BoD aims to have equal representation from specified stakeholder groups, including civil society, the private sector, governments, foundations, international organizations, and young people. Representation at the BoD level includes those at Deputy Minister level or higher, CEOs of private sector companies or NGOs, and similar roles. BoD members select a Chair for an annual term through majority vote.

Board of Directors Bios

AB Albrectson
Anne Birgitte Albrectsen

Chair of the Board of Directors, CEO, Plan International

Azita Berar Awad
Azita Berar Awad

Director of the Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organization

Abigail Carlton
Abigail Carlton

Managing Director, Global Markets, The Rockefeller Foundation

Andrew Davenport
Andrew Davenport

CEO, Youth Business International

Yasmin Fahimi
Yasmin Fahimi

State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Germany

Jill Huntley
Jill Huntley

Global Managing Director for Corporate Citizenship, Accenture

Krishna Kumar
Krishna Kumar

Director of Labor and Population, RAND Corporation

Jon Lomøy
Jon Lomøy

Director General, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

Ann Miles
Ann Miles

Director of Financial Inclusion, The MasterCard Foundation

Bill Reese
Bill Reese

President & CEO, International Youth Foundation

Michal Rutkowski
Michal Rutkowski

Senior Director for Social Protection, Labor and Jobs, World Bank Group

Yvonne Thomas
Yvonne Thomas

Director of Global Programs, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft

Erion Veliaj
Erion Veliaj

Mayor, Tirana, Albania

Jayathma Wickramanayake
Jayathma Wickramanayake

Envoy on Youth, United Nations

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (ExCom) is composed of senior management level delegates of the Board of Directors. The ExCom is responsible for all executive management decisions and follows the strategic guidance provided by the BoD through regular oversight of program activities. The ExCom operates without a chair and voting is based on a consensus.

Executive Committee Bios

Sean Burke
Sean Burke

Strategy & Innovation Lead for Corporate Citizenship, Accenture

Susana Puerto Gonzalez
Susana Puerto Gonzalez

Senior Youth Employment Specialist, International Labour Organization

Delores McLaughlin
Delores McLaughlin

Senior Policy Advisor, Plan International

David Robalino
David Robalino

Jobs Group Manager, World Bank Group

Secretariat

The Secretariat manages the day-to-day operations of the coalition. It is led by the Coalition Manager, who holds responsibilities across knowledge management, technical assistance, financial management, and partnership management. The Coalition Manager reports to the ExCom to provide progress updates and address risks, as appropriate. The Secretariat team is based out of the World Bank offices in Washington D.C.

Secretariat Bios

Namita Datta
Namita Datta

Coalition Manager, World Bank

Ikram Wadud
Ikram Wadud

Secretariat Strategy and Innovation Manager, Accenture

Marco Schaefer
Marco Schaefer

Partnerships, World Bank

Estera Barbarasa
Estera Barbarasa

Senior Technical Assistance Officer, World Bank

Jose Romero
Jose Romero

Senior Technical Assistance Officer, World Bank

Maggie Miller
Maggie Miller

Secretariat Support Consultant, Accenture

Jennifer Jossell
Jennifer Jossell

Program Assistant, World Bank