Don Gips

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Donald Gips has served as a Director since 2013. Don served as the United States Ambassador to South Africa from 2009 to 2013 and is currently a senior director at the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm headquartered in Washington, DC, as well as the chairman of the US-South Africa Business Council at the US Chamber of Commerce. Don served as assistant to President Obama on the Presidential Transition Team and in the White House where he ran the Office of Presidential Personnel. He also worked in the White House during the Clinton administration as Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore. From 1998 to 2008, Don was Group Vice President of Global Corporate Development for Level 3 Communications. He also served as Chief of the International Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission where he was responsible for World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations and spectrum policy. Before entering government, he was a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies at McKinsey & Company. He was appointed Director as a result of his extensive experience in the telecommunications industry. He has an MBA from the Yale School of Management where he was recently honoured as a Donaldson Fellow. He received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University.