Mercy Corps Welcomes Five New Board Directors

The global organization Mercy Corps has welcomed five new Directors to its  Global, Europe and Netherlands Boards. Mercy Corps’ Board Directors ensure the nonprofit organization adheres to its charitable purposes and mission, guide major strategic decisions and policies, and provide accountability and proper management.

“We’re thrilled to welcome a roster of new Board Directors who bring a wealth of experience in areas of critical importance to Mercy Corps’ vision and mission. Our incoming Directors are leaders in their industries, and bring expertise spanning gender, diversity, and inclusion to social enterprise incubation to business ethics, health, and economics,” says Tjada D’Oyen McKenna, Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps. “As COVID-19 and climate change worsen the numerous development challenges we face, we need an evolving Board of Directors whose passion, expertise and globally diverse perspectives will help us create the biggest impact we can.”

Joining Mercy Corps’ Global Board of Directors:

  • Emmanuel Lulin (will also serve on Mercy Corps’ Europe Board) is currently the Director of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative at the Ethics Resource Center and a UN Global Compact Expert. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Group Chief Ethics Officer of L’Oréal Group (2007-2020). Prior to establishing and fulfilling L’Oréal’s first Chief Ethics Officer role, he served as L’Oréal’s General Counsel for human resources from 1999-2007. Emmanuel previously spent 10 years with Debevoise & Plimpton law firm after earning law degrees at The Sorbonne, in his native France, and University of Chicago Law School. 
  • Kristin Mannion founded Aura Leadership and Development in 2019, an independent consulting firm focused on identifying, recruiting, and developing global executive talent. Kristin has worked with hundreds of companies and organizations to recruit strategic leadership in CEO and Board roles, and she spent 14 years as Vice Chair of Korn Ferry's CEO and Board Practice. Prior to Korn Ferry she built and led PaineWebber's Government Relations and Public Affairs Department. She has advised political candidates, served in a presidential transition committee, and is a frequent speaker on gender, diversity, leadership, and talent development. 
  • Paul Song is a board-certified radiation oncologist and the co-founder and CEO of Fuse Biotherapeutics, a privately held biotechnology company focused on redirected immunotherapy in cancer. He last practiced full-time at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and currently volunteers at Dignity California Hospital. Dr. Song graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, where he also completed his residency, and received his M.D. degree from George Washington University. He was awarded an ASTRO research fellowship in 1995 for his research in radiation inducible gene therapy. In addition to Mercy Corps, he serves on the national boards of Physicians for a National Health Program, The Pritzker School for Molecular Engineering, Progressive Democrats of America, and the Center for Health and Democracy. 

Joining Mercy Corps’ Europe Board of Directors:

  • Ludovic Subran is the Chief Economist of Allianz and Euler Hermes, and previously worked for the World Bank, the United Nations World Food Program, and the French Ministry of Finance. He is a member of the Council of Economic Advisors to the French Prime Minister and an Adjunct Professor of economics at HEC Business School and Sciences Po Paris. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Millennium Fellow of the Atlantic Council, and a David Rockefeller Fellow of the Trilateral Commission. Ludovic has been ranked by Richtopia among the Top 100 most influential economists, and by Institut Choiseul and Le Figaro as one of the Top 100 French leaders of tomorrow. Ludovic is a graduate of the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique and of Sciences Po Paris. 

Joining Mercy Corps’ Netherlands Board of Directors:

  • Pepijn van Dijk currently serves as the director of the Dutch People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and is on the Board of CarbonFix, supporting promising climate innovations. Pepijn has led projects and organizations focused on sustainability, international development, and tech for good, including previously serving as executive director of VSO in the Netherlands and director of De Publieke Zaak, establishing direct giving start-up LittleBitz, and launching the fact-checking platform The Fact Club. Pepijn is an alumnus of THNK, School of Creative Leadership, and holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam.