Raymond C. Offenheiser
President, Oxfam America
Offenheiser is the president of Oxfam America, a nonprofit international development and relief agency and the US affiliate of Oxfam International. Since Offenheiser joined the Boston-based organization in 1995, it has grown more than sevenfold and become a leader on an array of public policy issues, including international development, human rights, and the environment.
Previously, Offenheiser served for five years as the Ford Foundation representative in Bangladesh and, prior to that, in the Andean and Southern Cone regions of South America. He has also directed programs for the Inter-American Foundation in both Brazil and Colombia, and worked for Save the Children Federation in Mexico. He serves and has served on numerous boards and advisory bodies for a diverse array of both national and international institutions.
Offenheiser earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame in 1971 and holds an MA in development sociology from Cornell University.