The EDISON Alliance

For Digital Inclusion

The EDISON Alliance is an open-ecosystem of change-makers, mobilizing joint effort and aligning priorities to enhance the case for digital investment.

Board of the Alliance

Hans Vestberg

Chairman and CEO, Verizon
Chair of The EDISON Alliance

Ajay Banga​

Executive Chairman, Mastercard

Paula Ingabire

Minister for ICT and Innovation, Government of Rwanda

Robert F. Smith

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners, USA

Shobana Kamineni

Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals

Achim Steiner

Administrator, United Nations Development Programme


Ruth Porat

Senior Vice President & CFO, Alphabet & Google

Thomas Barlett

President & CEO, American Tower Corporation

Jes Staley

Group Chief Executive Officer, Barclays

Rajan Bharti Mittal

Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises

Rich Lesser

Global CEO, Boston Consulting Group

Andrew Weinberg

Founder, Managing Partner & CEO, Brightstar Capital Partners

Michael Neidorff

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centene Corporation

Badr Jafar

Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Enterprises

Michael S. Dell

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dell Technologies, USA

Börje Ekholm

President & CEO, Ericsson

Anthony Tan

Group CEO & Co-Founder, Grab

David Grain

Founder & CEO, Grain Management, LLC

Mats Granryd

Director General, GSMA

Jeff Huber

Chief Executive Officer, Home Instead Inc.

Rajeev Suri

Chief Executive Officer, Inmarsat Global

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union

Dr. Stephen Klasko

President & CEO, Jefferson Health

Mauricio Ramos

CEO, Millicom

The Hon. Johnny Gerard Plate

Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia

The Hon. Josephine Teo

Minister for Communications and Information of Singapore

H.E. Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Finance and National Economy of Bahrain

Iván Mauricio Durán

Acting Minister of Information and Communications Technologies of Colombia

The Hon. Zunaid Ahmed Palak

Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology of Bangladesh

David Garza

Rector, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), Mexico

Ralph Mupita

President & CEO, MTN Group

Amitabh Kant

CEO, NITI Aayog, India

Pekka Lundmark

President & CEO, Nokia

Cristiano R. Amon

President and CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated

Steve Rusckowski

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Quest Diagnostics

Isha Ambani

Director, Reliance Retail Ventures

Bocar Ba

CEO, Samena Telecommunications Council

Lacina Koné

Director-General, Smart Africa

Hikmet Ersek

President, CEO and Director, The Western Union Company

Tony Elumelu

Chairman, United Bank of Africa

Henrietta H. Fore

Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Dr. Vera Songwe

UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Jim Ovia

Chairman, Zenith Bank Plc

The following groups are responsible for the governance and day-to-day work of The EDISON Alliance:

● Board of the Alliance, the small group of the Board will help shape what are the most impactful steps we can collectively take to advance the digital inclusion agenda across relevant sectors. The Board will contribute to the strategic direction and provide institutional support in developing and helping deliver the objectives of the Alliance.

● Champions, the broader group of public and private sector leaders that are the public Champions and mobilize peers and network to drive awareness of the issue, core objectives, and initiatives.

● Executive Network, the Champions will each nominate a representative for the Executive Network. Network members will advance specific initiatives and objectives in relevant subgroups (e.g., around health, education, or financial inclusion –and will convene at least twice a year as a full cohort to report on progress in the different domains).

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