Eisenhower Fellowships Selects Twenty-Two International Leaders as 2020 Eisenhower Fellows

Eisenhower Fellowships has selected 22 accomplished leaders as 2020 Eisenhower Global Fellows from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and South America. In spring 2020, they will embark on fellowships across the United States focused on diverse fields that include artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, environmental protection, financial literacy and media production.


“These 22 dynamic leaders are poised to tackle some of the biggest problems facing our world at the dawn of a new decade. We welcome them and look forward to their lifelong engagement with EF’s global network of change agents,” said Dr. Robert M. Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Chairman of Eisenhower Fellowships.


For six weeks, starting in April, 2020, the Fellows will travel across the United States, pursuing individual projects and engaging in transformative exchanges of knowledge and ideas with leading thinkers in their respective fields. After completing their fellowship travels, they will return to their home countries to apply what they have learned to help better their societies.


George de Lama, president of Eisenhower Fellowships, noted that the  Fellows in the 2020 Global Program specialize in fields ranging from education, entrepreneurship and diplomacy to health care, sports and the arts. “Their diverse backgrounds and experiences and their commitment to public service prepare them to make a powerful positive impact in their fields,” de Lama said.


The 2020 Eisenhower Global Fellows are:


Victor Fayad | Argentina

General Manager, Financing Agency for Development


Wei Han | China

Senior Vice President, TusHoldings


Olivia Wu | Chinese Taipei

Chairman’s Assistant and Board Member, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital


Juan Lozada Polanco | Colombia

Director, EwL Government Affairs


Gamal Guemeih | Egypt

Executive Director, Ergo Media Ventures


Maria Ritola | Finland

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Iris.ai


Paul Maria | France

Vice President, International Government Affairs, Orano


Vikram Sampath | India

Senior Research Fellow, The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library


Ligwina Poerwo| Indonesia

Chief Executive Officer, QM Financial


Jonathan Lavender | Israel

Global Chairman, KPMG Enterprise and Head of Markets, KPMG Israel


Samar Nassar | Jordan

Consultant, International Federation of Football Association


Christine Ng’ang’a | Kenya

Managing Director, Strategia Advisors


Nang Mo Kham | Myanmar

Senior Health Specialist, World Bank


Enitan Kuku-Omonijo | Nigeria

Finance Business Partner, Unilever


Sohaib Saeed | Pakistan

President, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Bam Aquino | Philippines

Senator, Senate of the Philippines


Catalin Tenita | Romania

Founder and President, Geeks for Democracy


Fawaz Farooqui | Saudi Arabia

Senior Advisor to the Minister of Culture


Ntokozo Mbuli | South Africa

Managing Director, Sugar Bean Pictures


Kyungsun Seo | South Korea

Chief Executive Officer and President, Daemyung TP&E


Heminda Jayaweera | Sri Lanka

Chief Operating Officer, Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology


Piyadit Atsavasirisuk | Thailand

Chief Executive Officer, The Civil Engineering Co., Ltd.

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