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 two-tier structure: the Board of Directors 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

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 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

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

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

Jennifer Jossell
Jennifer Jossell

Program Assistant, World Bank

Guggi Laryea
Guggi Laryea

Partnerships, 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