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Jean Paul Warmoes is the Executive Director of the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Jean Paul joined KBFUS’ Brussels-based parent foundation, the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF), in 1994, where he served as Director for International Relations and as Secretary to the KBF Africa Prize. Before joining KBF, Jean Paul was in charge of Business Development for Transtec, a consulting firm specializing in overseas development assistance, and before that, he worked in Tokyo, Sydney and Paris. Jean Paul served on the Global Philanthropy Committee of the Council on Foundations, the Steering Committee of United States International Grantmaking, the Intermediaries Taskforce of Philanthropy New York, and the Advisory Committee of the Conference Board’s Leadership Conference on Global Corporate Citizenship. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Universitas, a New York tax-exempt organization created on the eve of the Second World War to prevent assets of the University of Brussels from being seized by the occupying powers. Jean Paul graduated in 1988 from the University of Brussels (VUB) with a Master’s degree in Management Science (Solvay Business School) and subsequently earned degrees in foreign trade and in international comparative management. He is fluent in French and Dutch.
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Ellena E. Fotinatos is Deputy Director at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). She is responsible for the gifts and grants administration, marketing, events and other projects. Ellena joined KBFUS in 2012 from Columbia University where she spent three years as a Special Projects Coordinator at the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy (CEMTPP). During her time at Columbia University, she authored two published papers in a joint program with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in addition to creating and developing events and programs in cooperation with various members of the shipping and energy community. Before joining CEMTPP, Ellena completed her Master’s degree in International Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She is fluent in Greek and Italian.
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Hafeeza E. Rashed is Senior Advisor, Communications and Outreach at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). She is in charge of our communications strategy and tools, the outreach to individual donors and the development of our partnerships with African nonprofit organizations. Previously, she worked at Gbowee Peace Foundation USA, which was founded to support the work of Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee. Hafeeza has worked in education, law, social justice and philanthropy for the last 15 years. She leads KBFUS’s efforts to increase direct funding of locally-led organizations on the African continent. She speaks regularly at conferences on African-led civil society organizations, and is published in the African Philanthropy Forum’s Toolkit for African Philanthropists. Hafeeza earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College, and her JD from the University of Richmond.
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Suzana Erickson is the Grants Manager of the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS), where she is in charge of our growing portfolio of grantees. Suzana previously worked as a Program Coordinator at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is fluent in Serbo-Croatian, and has traveled extensively around the world. She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Banja Luka.
Board of Directors
Former Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations
Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs,
Former Ambassador of the United States to South Africa
Former General Auditor of IBM
Former Chair of the European Foundation Center
Former Managing Director at Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley
Retired Senior Foreign Service Officer at USAID
Chairman of Umicore, Mediahuis and DSM
Managing Partner at Alapointe Capital
Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs
Senior Economist at Goldman Sachs
Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, Fixed Income Division
Executive Director of KBFUS
Former Executive Director of the Bruce Museum
Curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Former Executive Director of The Armory Show
Director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary And (C&)
Former Director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Former Curator at the Museum of Modern Art