Gerry Salole is the chief executive of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) since 2005. The EFC is an association of over 230 public-benefit foundations and corporate funders. Salole’s previous posts have included serving as a representative at the Ford Foundation’s Southern Africa office and director of the Department of Programme Documentation and Communication of the Bernard van Leer Foundation. He has also worked for Save the Children Federation (USA) in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, Norwegian Save the Children, OXFAM, and UNHCR in Ethiopia. Salole holds a B.A. from London University (SOAS) and a MA(Econ) and a PH.D. from the University of Manchester. He is the chair of the Global Fund for Community Foundations based in Johannesburg, an Advisory Board member of the Open Society Foundations (Education Support Programs), and sits on the Strategic Advisory Committee of the European Venture Philanthropy Association.