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Hon. Henrietta Fore

Former Executive Director of UNICEF; Former USAID Administrator

Headshot of Henrietta Fore


The Honorable Henrietta Fore served as UNICEF’s executive director from 2018 to 2022, helping lead the world’s largest procurement and delivery of childhood and COVID vaccines as well as a global effort to connect every school and student to distance learning and the internet. 

Before UNICEF, Fore served as chairman and CEO of Holsman International, a manufacturing and investment company; as administrator of USAID, where she was the first woman to lead the agency; as director of US foreign assistance and under secretary of state for management for the US Department of State; and as director of the US Mint.

She continues to work to champion economic development, education and health, nutrition, and water and energy infrastructure; to provide both humanitarian and disaster assistance; and to pursue long-term development for all nations.

In 2022, Fore joined the boards of Imperative Care, a biotechnology company focused on stroke care solutions; EQT Future, an impact-driven private capital fund; Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, an independent body for global health crises preparedness; the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and several private companies in manufacturing and agriculture; and a growth impact fund.

Previously, Fore served on corporate boards and nonprofit boards including Asia Society, The Aspen Institute, Middle East Investment Initiative, and Women Corporate Directors.