The Population Council is led by recognized experts in the population, health, and development fields. Our country directors lead the Council’s research and programs in the countries where we work. Our Board of Trustees—which includes leaders in biomedicine, business, social science, and philanthropy—oversees and guides the Council.

Executive Team

International Programs Leadership

Global Scientific and Technical Leadership

Board of Trustees

Darcy Bradbury, Chair Managing Director D.E. Shaw Group New York, New York
Nyovani Madise, Vice Chair Director of Research and Development Policy African Institute for Development Policy (Malawi) Lilongwe, Malawi
Edith Asibey Founder Asibey Consulting New York, New York
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health & Policy; Founding Director of the Centre for Excellence in Women and Child Health Hospital for Sick Children Center for Global Child Health and The Aga Khan University Toronto, Canada and Karachi, Pakistan
Julia Bunting President Population Council New York, New York
Georgina Yidanpoa Caswell Head of Programmes Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) Cape Town, South Africa
Mina Gerowin Hedge Fund Managing Director and Investment Banker (Retired) London, United Kingdom
Pape Amadou Gaye Co-Founder Baobab Institute for Health and Development Senegal
Jonathan Kagan Managing Principal Corporate Partners New York, New York
Wanda Olson Partner (Retired) Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP New York, New York
David Serwadda Professor, Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, School of Public Health Makerere University Uganda
Jonathan Shakes Head of Products Freightera Mercer Island, Washington
Theo Spencer Principal Spencer Environmental Consulting New York, New York
Jeffrey M. Spieler Consultant in Population and Reproductive Health (Retired Science Adviser in Population and RH) USAID Bethesda, Maryland
Fransje van der Waals Professor Global Health Education and Founding Director Health[e]Foundation  University of Amsterdam Medical Center Netherlands
Kaye Wellings Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine London, United Kingdom
Carmencita Whonder Policy Director Brownstein Hyatt Faber Schreck New York, New York