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Gerry Salole

Chief Executive, European Foundation Centre

Dr. Gerard Salole is Chief Executive of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) in Brussels. Dr. Salole has experience and knowledge of foundations and NGOs, having held senior positions in the Ford Foundation’s Southern Africa office (Johannesburg) and the Bernard van Leer Foundation (The Hague). He has also worked for Save the Children Federation (Ethiopia, USA and Zimbabwe) and Redd Barna - Norwegian Save the Children, OXFAM UK and UNHCR (Ethiopia).  

He is the founding chair of TrustAfrica and sits on Advisory Boards for the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, Wits Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment at the University of the Witwatersrand, and the Firelight Foundation.

He holds an M.A. (Econ.) and Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, and he studied Social Anthropology and African History at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.