2006 Tutu Associate Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli has been appointed the new CEO of The One Campaign. In an announcement on their website in February 2024, ONE said that after an extensive search, the Board had selected Ndidi as President and CEO. 

Ndidi has more than two decades years of international development experience, including deep expertise in agriculture and nutrition, social innovation, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and youth development in Africa.

ONE was co-founded by U2 band member Bono in 2004 and is a non-partisan global advocacy organization. It supports a broad variety of international development issues, including the fight against treatable and preventable diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis; access to clean water and expanded access to energy; lessening corruption and improving transparency standards and government accountability to citizens; making trade fairer; and providing basic education for all.  ONE said that as the organization enters its 20th year it is making transformational strategic shifts to modernize its work to better address the interwoven complexities of economic crises, climate, and conflict which further exacerbate the poverty and health challenges in Africa.

ONE said that Ndidi would be leading efforts to better connect African countries to the sources of financing they need to develop and thrive. Co-Founder Bono said ONE could not be getting a better present for its 20th birthday than Ndidi taking charge: "An organization that focuses on Africa should be led by an African, that’s always been our dream, and Ndidi is the right person to take ONE into the future."

Read the announcement of the appointment at the ONE website.

AFLI CEO Jackie Chimhanzi PhD and 2010 Fellow is a ONE Board member.

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.