Jo Addy, MBA, MPA, is a veteran corporate strategist and international economist. She is the founder and managing director of Alsweb Business Advantage, which designs strategic platforms for global for-profit and nonprofit clients. Ms. Addy has implemented business development initiatives worldwide, and has developed systems and metrics to monitor political and business risk for World Bank and international bank portfolios.
Ms. Addy previously served as Vice President for administration and communications for Plebys International, helping to secure $40 million in social capital for clean water technologies that reached 3 million people. She also founded UniMed Ventures Inc., a medical supply distributorship in Accra, Ghana. Ms. Addy has led numerous boards and volunteers for the American Red Cross as a regional lead for international humanitarian law dissemination and a supervising specialist for disaster logistics.
She earned an MBA from Adelphi University in New York and a MPA with specialization in corporate governance from the Harvard Kennedy School. A graduate of Smith College, she achieved doctoral candidacy in economics at Stanford University.
Ms. Addy is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. She is a member of the Compensation Committee as well as the Governance, Impact and Responsibility Committee.
Appointed to the board: September 2013