Pearl Darko

Director,
African Philanthropy Forum

Pearl Darko has over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining APF, she worked as the marketing director for an internationally recognized legal firm in her home country of Ghana.

From 2009 until February of this year, Darko worked in a senior position with The Global Fund, an international financing agency focused on combating AIDS, TB and Malaria. Among other things, Darko provided strategic marketing, communication direction and implementation of the private sector resource mobilization strategy. She also provided leadership on an innovative marketing campaign “Gift from Africa”, which focused on Africa’s contribution to The Global Fund’s objectives.

Prior to her work with The Global Fund, Darko was senior regional manager & head, public affairs & communication for the Coca-Cola Africa Group (2005-2009) and director, public relations and communication, West & Central Africa, Boeing International Corporation, Ghana (2001 – 2005).

Darko holds a master’s degree in International Negotiation & Policy Making from the Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies, Geneva and a BSc Social Science and Administration, London School of Economics & Political Science. She is currently completing a Masters of Studies in Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge, UK.