Our Board members represent our Funding Partners and are responsible for directing P4NE’s strategy, overseeing activities implemented by the Director, reviewing and recommending a portfolio of projects, and formally recommending expenditures.
Sonny Bardhan is Chief Strategy Officer for the Omidyar Network. Before joining Omidyar, Sonny worked at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, where he developed strategy, built the investment pipeline, and originated high impact opportunities to improve children’s welfare in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Herbert "Beto" Bedolfe
A founding member of the P4NE Board, Herbert Bedolfe is Executive Director of the Marisla Foundation, where he has overseen the foundation’s work on international biodiversity conservation, protection of the marine environment and environmental health since 1992.
Chair of the P4NE Board, Kelly Clark is the Director of the Finance & Capital Market Transformation programme at Laudes Foundation. In this role she draws on her significant experience in leading both philanthropic and capital market efforts that unite finance with positive impact outcomes.
Ritse Erumi is a program officer on the Future of Work(ers) team at Ford Foundation. Prior to Ford, Ritse served as a strategist and advisor to civil society groups, development agencies, governments, and businesses on building more fair economies through equitable models for innovation and systemic change.
Brian is Director of the Economy and Society Initiative at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He leads a five-year, $50 million grantmaking effort that aims to foster a new “common sense” about how the economy works, the aims it should serve, and how it should be structured to meet the biggest challenges our society faces.
Vinit currently works part-time as Director of the India Programme and Special Advisor to the President at Oak Foundation. The India Programme focuses on supporting acutely marginalised populations living in the tea gardens of North Bengal and in the Sundarbans. He previously served as Director of Administration and Foundation Secretary. Vinit serves on the board of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the ‘Tanya’s Dream’ initiative, and Gyanoday. He is a founding member of the Operations Professionals Network which he previously chaired and has served on the Governing Council of the European Foundation Centre (now Philea).
Brian Valbjørn Sørensen
As Executive Director, Brian leads and manages KR Foundation according to the direction set by the Board of Directors. Brian’s responsibilities are to design, develop and implement strategic plans for KR Foundation, and to lead the day-to-day operation of the organisation.
Etienne is the Chairman of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. He sits on the P4NE Board as an Observer, to ensure that due diligence and process is followed.