Jeanne Bourgault

President and CEO, Internews

Jeanne Bourgault is President and CEO of Internews, an international non-profit whose mission is to empower local media and the free flow of information worldwide. She leads the strategic management of the organization and its programs around the world. Bourgault previously served as Internews’ Chief Operating Officer; she joined Internews in 2001 as Vice President for Programs. Bourgault has overseen Internews’ growth in areas underserved by local media, such as Afghanistan, South Sudan, and under her leadership Internews has led the sector in focusing on the need for information amid crises, working to support local news and information access for communities affected by disaster, including the 2005 Asian Tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.