Minh-Thu Pham is an executive and thought leader with two decades of experience building highly effective teams and coalitions to tackle global challenges. She has led initiatives to strengthen American democracy, mobilize immigrant voters, and inspire the next generation. As strategic planning advisor to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan during a time of deep crisis, she helped the UN manage change and reform. At the UN Foundation for 20 years, she led a global effort to help create and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals and mobilize broad coalitions.
Minh-Thu teaches policymaking, has advised social impact organizations, and helped rebuild peace and support refugees in Bosnia and Ethiopia. A proven leader in demanding settings, she has broad expertise in policy and social change processes, international development and climate, democracy, human rights, refugees, global governance, diplomacy, and philanthropy. She has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC Nightly News, Politico, The NYTimes, Tavis Smiley Show, and others.
Minh-Thu is a member of the Leadership Now Project and the Truman Project and serves on several non-profit boards including PIVOT (a Vietnamese-American political organization) and Chelsea Day School.