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Raymond C. Offenheiser

President, Oxfam America

Raymond C. Offenheiser, Jr.Offenheiser is the president of Oxfam America, a Boston-based international relief and development agency and the US affiliate of Oxfam International. Since Offenheiser joined the organization in 1995, it has grown more than sevenfold and has repositioned itself in the US as a leading voice on international development and global trade.

In August 2017, Offenheiser joins the Keough School of Global Affairs as the inaugural director of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development and Distinguished Professor of the Practice.

Offenheiser has worked his entire career in the non-profit sector, and is a recognized leader on issues such as poverty alleviation, human rights, foreign policy, and international development. He has played a critical leadership role in shaping the development of the Oxfam International confederation and is a founder board member of both the ONE Campaign here in the US as well as the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN). He brings more than 30 years of international development experience as a field programmer, grant maker, and executive in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the US. 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.





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