Board Members 2017-01-26T13:27:21+00:00

AidInfoPlus Board Members

The AidInfoPlus nonprofit (statutesminutes of constituent assembly) is governed by an international Board that combines extensive experience in development and humanitarian aid. Its members have a mix of expertise in aid data, journalism, media development and training, civil society support and advocacy, research and evaluation, as well as expert knowledge in a variety of thematic areas such as global health (HIV, TB, malaria, neglected tropical diseases), agriculture, the environment and human rights.

GlennONeil

Chair

Dr Glenn O’Neil – Geneva, Switzerland (nationalities: Swiss & Australian)
Glenn O’Neil is the founder of Owl RE and has led evaluation, research and communication projects for international organisations and companies. Co-author of the Intelligent Measurement blog, Glenn has a PhD in research and evaluation methodology from the London School of Economics. He is a teacher and trainer on evaluation methods and communications, co-founder of the Geneva Communicators Network, and managed communication, education and training programs for the ICRC in Africa, Asia and Europe.
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 Taufiqur Rahman

Treasurer

Mr. Taufiqur Rahman – Stamford, Connecticut (nationality: Bangladeshi)
Taufiqur Rahman is an international health professional with over 25 years of experience in communicable diseases, health systems, reproductive health, civil society partnership, and health governance. Prior to joining AmeriCares as Vice Pres. for Technical Unit, he worked with UNAIDS (Country Dir. Sudan),  UNITAID (Head of Operations), The Global Fund (Reg. Dir. South & West Asia), Marie Stopes International & The Asia Foundation.
 Helene Rossert

Secretary

Dr Hélène Rossert – Boston, USA (nationalities: American & French)
Hélène Rossert is a medical doctor and international community health expert with 30 years of involvement in the global fight against AIDS. She is the former Director General of French NGO AIDES & Vice-Chair of the Board of The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Her expertise focuses on vulnerable groups and NGOs.

Mrs. Patricia Goldschmid – Geneva, Switzerland (nationalities: Swiss, Peruvian & Canadian)
Patricia Goldschmid has about 20 years of experience in evaluation of research in communications, advocacy and online media. Fluent in four languages, she has worked in over 40 countries with the UN , the ICRC, Oxfam, the Norwegian Refugee Council, the European Commission, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Zdenek and Michaela Bakala Foundation.
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Mamadou Diallo

Mr. Mamadou Diallo – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (nationality: Guinean)
Mamadou Diallo is a Counsel in Public Affairs, Strategic Communications & Partnership Building. Previously with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva (Humanitarian Environment Adviser), The Global Fund (Project Officer, Bilateral & Multilateral Team), Roll Back Malaria, International AIDS Society and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.
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Rupert Simons

Mr. Rupert Simons – London, UK (nationality: British)
Rupert Simons is the CEO of Publish What You Fund, the global campaign for aid transparency. He previously worked for the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, with Liberia’s President to improve the management of her priority projects, and helped set up the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency and a Situation Room for Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Response Centre.
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Mr. Tim Davies, Stroud, United Kingdom (Nationality: British)
Tim is a co-founder and director of Open Data Services Co-operative, supporting the development and implementation of a range of transparency and open data standards. He previously led the World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data in Developing Countries research network, and developed the Open Data Barometer comparative study of open data policy and practice in 86 countries. Tim has spoken and published widely on open data, democracy, int’l development and the politics of open data standards.
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Gemma Oberth Dr Gemma Oberth – Cape Town, South Africa (nationality: Canadian)
Gemma Oberth is a visiting Academic at the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town, and an independent consultant. Her work focuses on AIDS governance, particularly HIV policy and financing for key and marginalized populations in Africa. Associate Editor of the African Journal of AIDS Research and former Senior Researcher with AIDS Accountability International.
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Eric Comte

Dr Eric Comte – Geneva, Switzerland (nationality: French)
Eric Comte is a physician and former medical director at Médecins Sans Frontières. He worked for about 20 years in humanitarian organizations, with a focus on public health and epidemiology. Eric is the Programme Coordinator of the upcoming Geneva Health Forum and the founder of the Centre International de Recherches, d’Enseignements et de Soins (CIRES) which focuses on neglected tropical diseases in Cameroon.
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Pierre Barrot Mr. Pierre Barrot – Paris, France (nationality: French)
Pierre Barrot worked as a development journalist and TV producer from 1985 to 2002, dealing mainly with agricultural, environmental and human rights issues. He lived in Africa for 13 years (Republic of Benin, Nigeria and Algeria). He is now in charge of the Audio-visual Programme at the International Organization of French speaking countries in Paris (Francophonie). Pierre is the author of books and novels.
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Ian Noble Mr. Ian Noble – Athens, Greece (nationality: British)
Ian Noble is a Project Director for Internews and former Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. He spent 25 years as a broadcast journalist and editorial manager at Radio France Internationale before embarking into the field of media development and project management. He worked for the Swiss NGO Fondation Hirondelle in Sudan, as Country Director for Internews in Chad, and carried out numerous assignments in Africa and the Caribbean.