Board of Directors

Special Olympics' volunteer Board of Directors determines international policies. The board is composed of business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual disabilities from around the world.
Chairman of the Board
Lead Director & Vice Chair
Chief Inspiration Officer; Vice Chair
Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Legal Officer; Secretary
Assistant Secretary, Board of Directors
Assistant Secretary, Board of Directors
Board Members
Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the US; Special Olympics
Former Ambassador of Panama to the United States; Senior Partner, Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee
International Advisory Committee North America Representative; CEO, Special Olympics Canada
President & CEO, Bower Group Asia
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
International Advisory Committee Africa Representative; Vice Chairperson, Special Olympics Zambia
President, Clemson University
Sports Broadcaster; Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist
Chair, Global Athlete Congress; Special Olympics Athlete, Zimbabwe
President, Special Olympics Panama; Member, Latin America Strategic Advisory Council
Vice Chairman, Bank of America
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Chicago
Special Olympics Athlete, Australia
President & CEO, Diversified Search
Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNICEF
Former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company
General Secretary, Special Olympics Pakistan
Managing Partner, GreatPoint Ventures; Strategic Advisor, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Founding Chairman of CMC Capital Partners
Former Chairman & CEO, Finish Line
Director, Munroe-Meyer Institute; Hattie B. Munroe Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
President & CEO, The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation; Former NBA Player
International Advisory Committee Latin America Representative; President, Special Olympics Chile
Chairman Special Olympics Bharat; Recipient of the DhyanChand Award, a lifetime achievement sporting honor of the Republic of India
Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company
International Advisory Committee Europe Eurasia Representative; National Director, Special Olympics Cyprus
Non-Executive Chairman, Young & Rubicam
President, The Samuel Family Foundation
Chief Advisor, Dongyi Capital; Chairman, Shanghai Private Equity Association
Activist; Attorney
Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs and Advocacy, Save the Children; CEO, Save the Children Action Network
Activist; Philanthropist; Attorney
Philanthropist and Founder of El Espacio de Michelle ("Michelle’s Space")
Model; Philanthropist; Film Actress
Founding Chairperson, Sun Culture Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation; Journalist; Philanthropist
Board Member of Executive Directors of China Disabled Persons' Federation, Director of Sports Department, China Disabled Persons' Federation