Our Governance

Uniting a diverse group by a common goal: to promote job creation and improve the quality of existing jobs for youth

S4YE’s governance and membership structure reflects an ecosystem that comprises of the following: S4YE Partner Forum; S4YE Steering Committee; Impact Portfolio; Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC); Youth Advisory Group (YAG); WBG Internal Community of Practice; adhoc Task Forces; and the S4YE Secretariat.

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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) provides high-level strategic guidance on the focus of the S4YE Secretariat’s work program. The SC will include all members of the previous Board of Directors, plus any additional partners providing financial or in-kind support.

steering Committee Bios

Mamadou Biteye
Mamadou Biteye

Chair of the Board of Directors, Managing Director, ARO, The Rockefeller Foundation

AB Albrectson
Anne Birgitte Albrectsen

CEO, Plan International

Sukti Dasgupta
Sukti Dasgupta

Chief, Employment Labour Market Policies Branch, International Labour Organization

Jill Huntley
Jill Huntley

Global Managing Director for Corporate Citizenship, Accenture

Krishna Kumar
Krishna Kumar

Director, International Research, RAND Corporation

Jon Lomøy
Jon Lomøy

Director General, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

Ann Miles
Ann Miles

Director, Thought Leadership and Innovation , The MasterCard Foundation

Susan Reichle
Susan Reichle

President & CEO, International Youth Foundation

Michal Rutkowski
Michal Rutkowski

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

Anita Tiessen
Anita Tiessen

CEO, Youth Business International

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

Roland Lindenthal
Roland Lindenthal

Head of the Division for Education and the Digital World , Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Christian Gruen
Christian Gruen

Head of Special initiative on Training and Job Creation, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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

Danielle Robinson
Danielle Robinson

Digital Jobs/Gender Specialist, World Bank

Jose Romero
Jose Romero

Senior Technical Assistance Officer, World Bank

Cansu Birce Gokalp
Cansu Birce Gokalp

Communications and Youth Voice Officer, World Bank

Sunamika Singh
Sunamika Singh

Technical Specialist, World Bank