Ray Offenheiser is the inaugural director of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development and distinguished professor of the practice in the Keough School of Global Affairs, where he serves also on the Keough School’s Leadership Council.

A widely known nonprofit leader and innovator with a broad range of international development experience around the globe, Offenheiser served for more than 20 years as CEO and president of Oxfam America, a Boston-based international relief and development agency and the US affiliate of Oxfam International. Under his leadership, it grew eightfold and repositioned itself in the US as a leading voice on international development and global trade.

A founding board member of both the ONE Campaign and the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), he brings more than 40 years of international development experience as a field programmer, grant maker, and executive in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the US. He 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.

He began serving on Kellogg's Advisory Board in 2000.

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