Irene Pritzker

Irene Pritzker

President & Chief Executive Officer

Irene Pritzker became a founding member and President of the IDP Foundation, Inc. in 2008. It is her belief that education is the way to conquer the world’s greatest challenges, and that everyone should have equal access to education to provide hope, opportunity and economic impact on their homeland.

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Liesel Pritzker Simmons

Liesel Pritzker Simmons

Co-Founder

Liesel Pritzker Simmons is Co-Founder of IDP Foundation, Inc. and Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative, a family office dedicated to investing for-profit and non-profit capital to solve social problems. BHI is currently focused on new opportunities in emerging markets as well as the United States.

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Chief Operating Officer

Alison Ehlke

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Program Officer

Allison Rohner

Chief Program Officer

Program Associate

Desiree Acholla

Program Associate

IDP Rising Schools Program

Senior Communications Manager

James Sims III

Senior Communications Manager

Administrative & Communications Associate

Ciara McDonnell

Administrative & Communications Associate

Country Director

Benedicta Boateng-Apeadu

Country Director

IDP Rising Schools Program

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