Hadeel Ibrahim is the founding Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which was established in 2006 to support great African leadership. The Foundation was established by Mo Ibrahim, Sudanese-born telecommunications billionaire, and offers a $USD5 million prize to an African Head of State who has demonstrated excellence as a leader based on the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

She is a member the Boards of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ), which is a center for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to ensure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten – the poor, the disempowered and marginalized across the world. She is also on the Board of the Carter Center UK, Refugees International and the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute) in Tanzania.

Hadeel is a Patron of Restless Development, a youth led development agency. She is also on the board of UNESCO’s LEAP Programme, which fosters local effort and preservation of cultural heritage. She previously spent time with the Africa Section of Actis Private Equity Investors, an emerging markets private equity company, and with EMP Africa.

In 2010, she was a keynote speaker at the Conference organized by Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship in and hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Conference hosted other prominent thought leaders including Linda Rottenberg, CEO and Co-Founder of Endeavor, and Njuguna Ndung’u, the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya. Through other conferences such as the TEDxEuston Conference in London, she continues to share valuable insights about how we can re-define and re-imagine Africa.