Board of Trustees


The Transform Fund Board of Trustees provide counsel and expertise to ensure the fund is able to achieve its ultimate goal of driving economic and social progress in the developing world through science, technology and innovation.


Dr. Bandar M.H. Hajjar

President, Islamic Development Bank.

Richard Curtis

Creator of Project Everyone,
Film Writer and Director.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

CEO of Save the Children International.

Matthew Freud

Chairman of freuds.

Mehmet Şimşek

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey.

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar

Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Bangkok, Thailand.