Raymond Offenheiser

Keynote Speaker

Raymond C. Offenheiser

President, Oxfam America

Raymond C. Offenheiser is the president of Oxfam America, a Boston-based international relief and development agency that supports organizations committed to developing solutions to poverty and injustice in more than 30 countries.

Oxfam America is the U.S. affiliate of Oxfam International, a confederation of 17 Oxfams that collectively works in 120 countries and has an annual revenue of $1 billion. Under Offenheiser’s leadership, Oxfam America has grown more than sevenfold, and repositioned itself in the U.S. as a leading voice on international development and global trade. Prior to joining Oxfam America, he served as the Ford Foundation representative in Bangladesh, and in the Andean and Southern Cone regions of South America. He also has directed programs for the Inter-American Foundation in Brazil and Colombia, and worked for the Save the Children Federation in Mexico.

Offenheiser was recently appointed by the Obama administration at the 2012 G8 Meeting to represent civil society interests on the Leadership Council of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa. He also serves on numerous boards and advisory bodies for a diverse array of both national and international institutions, including Clinton Global Initiative, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute, the World Agricultural Forum, the Gates Foundation, Harvard Business School, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Cornell University, InterAction, and the Kellogg Center at the University of Notre Dame.