Board of Directors


Mary O'Kane is the Chair of the board of Development Gateway.

Julián Casasbuenas is the director of Colnodo, the Colombia Country Gateway host.

H.E. Dr. Ignace Gatare is the government of Rwanda's Information Technology Minister.

Rudolf Haggenmueller is the vice president of Cirquent GmbH, a professor at Munich University, and the chair of Information Technology for European Advancement, the EUREKA Cluster on Software-Intensive Systems and Services.

HoffmanMichael Hofmann is the former Executive Director for Germany at the World Bank, and the former Director General of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Motoo Kusakabe is the founder of the Open City Foundation and formerly the senior counselor to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Matthew Williams represents Australia as a Counselor for the Embassy of Australia.

John McArthur is a retired dean of Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration and former advisor to the president of the World Bank.

Kiyomi Saito is President and CEO of JBond Totan Securities Co., Ltd. and Totan Information Technology Co., Ltd. in Japan.

Jean-Louis Sarbib is the CEO of Development Gateway (ex officio, non-voting).

V.S. Subrahmanian is a professor of computer science and the director of the University of Maryland Institute of Advanced Computer Science.

Mary O'Kane, Ph.D.

Mary O'Kane Mary O’Kane became chair of Development Gateway in 2009. She is the New South Wales chief scientist and scientific engineer, and executive chair of Mary O’Kane & Associates Pty Ltd, a company that advises governments, universities, and the private sector on innovation, research, education, and development. Professor O’Kane is a former president of the University of Adelaide.