Raymond C. Offenheiser

Oxfam America

Prior to joining Oxfam America, Mr. Offenheiser served for five years as the Ford Foundation Representative in Bangladesh and, prior to that, in the Andean and Southern Cone regions of South America. He has also directed programs for the Inter-American Foundation in both Brazil and Colombia and worked for Save the Children Federation as a program officer in Mexico. Mr. Offenheiser serves on the board of Oxfam International, and has represented the interests of this international body in meetings with influential global policymakers such as World Bank President James Wolfensohn, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Secretary of State Madeline Albright and President Bill Clinton. In 1996, he joined the executive committee of InterAction, a 150-member alliance of all the major US organizations engaged with international development and humanitarian assistance, and is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to various organizations. He is a frequent commentator in the media. Mr. Offenheiser received a Masters degree in Development Sociology from Cornell University and earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame