Gerry Salole has been the chief executive of the European Foundation Centre since 2005. The centre is an association of over 230 public-benefit foundations and corporate funders active in philanthropy in Europe and elsewhere.
Salole’s previous posts have included serving as a representative at the Ford Foundation’s Southern Africa office and director of the Department of Programme Documentation and Communication of the Bernard van Leer Foundation. He has also worked for Save the Children Federation (USA) in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, Norwegian Save the Children, OXFAM, and UNHCR in Ethiopia.
Salole holds an MA and a PhD from the University of Manchester. He is a board member of the Global Fund for Community Foundations based in Johannesburg; and sits on the strategic advisory committee of the European Venture Philanthropy Association.