Executive Vice President, Communications, Advocacy and Development
Philip O’Brien is the Executive Vice President of Communications, Advocacy, and Development at EGPAF. The Public Policy, Advocacy, and Communications Department and the Department of Development and Marketing, which he oversees, are charged with increasing visibility and global support for EGPAF through coordinated marketing, communications, advocacy, and fundraising initiatives. Prior to joining EGPAF, O’Brien spent more than 20 years at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), most recently as the Director of Private Fundraising and Partnerships, where he led global development, advocacy, and communications initiatives. In his role, O’Brien managed the relationship with 36 UNICEF national committees, providing guidance and strategic support related to the individual programs’ brand-building, fundraising, and outreach activities. O’Brien worked with international and non-governmental organizations in Europe, Sudan, Bangladesh, Yemen, and Tanzania. He received his undergraduate degree in social policy and administration, and a master’s degree in economic science, at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is based in Geneva, Switzerland.