Ebele Okobi

CEO The New Humanitarian

Ebele Okobi is the CEO of The New Humanitarian, the independent news source reporting on global humanitarian crises to inform prevention and response.

Previously, she was a Venture Partner for Equity and Impact at Ada Ventures. Prior to Ada Ventures, Ebele led Facebook’s Africa, Middle East & Turkey public policy team, was Yahoo’s Global Head of Human Rights, and held roles at Nike, in civil society and as a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk.

Ebele is a Trustee of the Young Vic theatre and of the Whitechapel Gallery, Chair of the Patron’s Board for John Akomfrah for the 2024 Venice Biennale, a Chisenhale Gallery Council member and a member of the Frieze 91 Committee. Ebele also directs the Chinedu Valentine Okobi Fund (in honor of her brother who was murdered by police in 2018). The Fund invests in transformative rest for social justice leaders, in partnership with the California Black Freedom Fund and Grantmakers for Girls of Color.

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