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

Programmatic Directors

Country Directors

Board of Trustees

Darcy Bradbury, Chair Managing Director The D.E. Shaw Group New York, New York
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health & Policy and Founding Director of the Centre for Excellence in Women and Child Health Hospital for Sick Children and The Aga Khan University Toronto, Canada and Karachi, Pakistan
Peter Brandt Stamford, Connecticut
Julia Bunting President Population Council New York, New York
Victor Halberstadt Professor of Public Sector Economics University of Leiden Netherlands
Jonathan Kagan Managing Principal Corporate Partners New York, New York
Salim S. Abdool Karim Director Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa Cape Town, South Africa
Nyovani Madise Director of Research and Development Policy African Institute for Development Policy (Malawi) Lilongwe, Malawi
Lauren A. Meserve Chief Investment Officer Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York
Wanda Olson Senior Counsel Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP New York, New York
Terry Peigh Senior Vice President, Managing Director Interpublic Group of Companies New York, New York
K. Sujatha Rao New Delhi, India
Jonathan Shakes E-Commerce Logistics Consultant Mercer Island, Washington
Theo Spencer New York, New York
Jeffrey M. Spieler Consultant in Population and Reproductive Health (Retired Science Adviser in Population and RH, USAID) Bethesda, Maryland
Kaye Wellings Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine London, United Kingdom