As President and CEO of Internews, Jeanne Bourgault leads the strategic management of the organization and its programs in more than 60 countries around the world. She has overseen Internews’ growth in areas underserved by local media, developed strategies to address the growing challenges of digital information technology, and centered the information needs of women and girls throughout its programs.
Prior to Internews, Bourgault worked internationally in countries undergoing dramatic shifts in media and political landscapes. She joined Internews in 2001 as Vice President for Programs after six years with the U.S. Agency for International Development. Bourgault has consulted on international program design and evaluation for organizations including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Research Triangle Institute, and the United Nations Centre for Human Rights. She also serves on the Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries Steering Committee for the World Economic Forum, and the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development.