Anthony Lake

Executive Director,

Anthony Lake is the sixth Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund. Over a career spanning 45 years of public service, Mr. Lake has worked at the most senior levels of the US government, including his tenure as National Security Adviser (1993-1997). He also served as the U.S. President’s Special Envoy in Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Haiti.

Mr. Lake’s experience in international development began in the 1970s, as Director of International Voluntary Services, one of the world’s oldest peace organizations. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Save the Children and the Overseas Development Corporation. Over the past ten years, Lake has been an International Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Chair of the Marshall Legacy Institute. From 1998 to 2007 he served on the Board of the US Fund for UNICEF, with a term as Chair from 2004 to 2007, after which he was appointed a permanent honorary member.