Akwe Amosu is the Open Society Foundations' chief integration officer. This new Open Society position focuses on the integration and alignment of our various offices, programs, and foundations into a stronger whole. Amosu works to strengthen and continuously renew Open Society's organizational culture and to entrench participatory and inclusive practice in programmatic and business processes across hub offices, network programs, and national and regional foundations. This inward-facing role is designed to bring special attention to change management, listening to both staff and management and supporting them to thrive as Open Society advances.
Prior to becoming chief integration officer, Amosu led the Africa Regional Office, which is responsible for the strategic direction, operational support, and advocacy for the Open Society Foundations’ work in Africa. Amosu worked for over 20 years as an editor and journalist at the BBC World Service, the Financial Times, and West Africa magazine, later joining allAfrica.com in 2000 as the site’s founding executive editor and leading its news coverage for four years. Before joining Open Society in 2006, she worked in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as head of communication at the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa.