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World Bicycle Relief is an international, non-profit organization headquartered in Chicago, IL that specializes in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle distribution programs to aid poverty relief in developing countries around the world. Our programs focus primarily on education, economic development, health care and gender equality.

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1000 W. Fulton Market, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607

+1 312 664 3836
contact@worldbicyclerelief.org

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World Bicycle Relief is a registered 501c3. EIN 20-5080679

Our Board

LEAH MISSBACH DAY – Board Member

Leah Missbach Day is co-founder of World Bicycle Relief and a documentary photographer based in Chicago. Her images and storytelling often serve World Bicycle Relief’s campaigns and illustrate the power of bicycles to transform lives. Leah is profiled in Seeing Brave, a documentary that shares the stories of three women trailblazers inspiring the next generation of female leaders and as author of the foreword to National Geographic’s book Wheels of Change: How Women Rode to Freedom.

2019 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

PETER O’HAGAN – Board Member

Peter O’Hagan’s career spans over 30 years in commodities and natural resources investing and operations. From 1991-2013, Peter worked at Goldman, Sachs in Global Commodities in leadership roles of increasing seniority.  Peter became a Partner in 2002 eventually co-heading the Global Commodities business.  Following the Financial Crisis, Peter also served as founding CEO of GS Bank USA for 2 years.  From 2014 -2019, Peter was an executive in residence at KKR & Co. and then a managing director at the Carlyle Group.

Today, Peter is a member of the board of directors at TSX listed Triple Flag Mining. He is also a board member and chairman of the audit committee of a private natural resources oriented SPAC.  From 2015-2016, Peter was a board member and chairman of the compensation committee of NYSE listed Stillwater Mining.   He is a member of the board of advisors at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Peter received a BA from University of Toronto and an MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

2014 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

DAMARIS SELEINA PARSITAU (Ph.D) – Board Member

A thought leader in girls’ education in Kenya, Damaris is the founder and CEO of Let Maasai Girls Learn, an initiative that seeks to rally global, regional, and local action for girls’ education throughout Maasailand in Kenya and beyond. She is also the President of African Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) 2020-2025.  Formerly, Damaris was the Director Institute of Women Gender and Development Studies, Egerton University, Kenya; an Echidna Global Scholar 2017, Brookings Institution, Center for Universal Education; and a Research Associate and Fellow (2018-2019), Harvard University Divinity School.

2021 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

BOB PERKOWITZ – Board Member

Bob Perkowitz is president and founder of ecoAmerica, a non-profit that empowers national health, faith, and community organizations in effective climate action and advocacy.  Bob has served on the boards of the Sierra Club Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, and ClearPath Foundation. In his business career, he has been CEO of Cornerstone Brands, Home Fashions, Inc., Smith+Noble, and a director of  SNAP A/V and SRAM, Inc. Bob received a B.S. from Lake Forest College and an M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

2008 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

DAVID T. TSWAMUNO – Board Member

David is Managing Partner at Fairbridge Park, a venture capital firm investing in purpose driven businesses that aim for outsized impact in the consumer space. Prior to this, David was Partner at Emil Capital, a venture capital firm in Greenwich, Connecticut. David started his career in the New York office of Credit Suisse Securities where he worked with the bank’s senior executive team to execute strategic acquisitions and also as an advisor the bank’s clients in the financial services sector. David received his Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury college and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. David brings experience in various aspects of scaling entrepreneurial ventures and executing business transactions. David was born and raised in Zimbabwe and is an avid runner.

2019 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

OREN E. WHYCHE-SHAW – Board Member

Oren E. Whyche-Shaw retired in 2020 as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In that role, she led the Bureau’s West and South Africa programs in health, education and agriculture development as well as the private sector, financial access and trade development activities. Prior to joining USAID in 2011, Oren served as the Director for the Office of African Nations and As the Senior Advisor in the Multilateral Development Bank Office of the U.S Department of Treasury. Oren’s diversified career includes senior leadership positions in the private, financial, not-for-profit and multilateral sectors. She holds a BS in Theoretical Mathematics and French from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and a Master’s degree in Finance, Money and Financial Markets, and International Business from Columbia University.

2020 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

F.K. DAY – Chairman of the Board

In 1987, Frederick (F.K.) Day, his brother Stan, and some friends founded SRAM Corporation, the leading bicycle component supplier. In 2005, immediately following the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Day co-founded the international non-profit World Bicycle Relief. Day leverages his and SRAM’s bicycle experience and that of the global bicycle industry to deliver large-scale, comprehensive bicycle programs in developing countries. Day is a long-standing board member of his alma mater, The South Kent School in Western Connecticut. Day studied economics at Wayne State University and economics and Latin American studies at Tulane University.

2018 – Present / Not Independent / Voting Member

STANLEY R. DAY JR. – Board Member

Stan is founder and chairman of the board of SRAM Corporation and its former CEO for 31 years. Founded in 1987, the company has become the largest bicycle component supplier in the US and second-largest in the world. Stan has spent significant time living in Asia and traveling the world while developing SRAM. Stan earned his BS in business at Tulane University and his MBA at Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

2006 – Present / Not Independent / Voting Member

MICHAEL HERR – Board Member

Mike is Chief Financial Officer of SRAM Corporation. In this role, Mike is responsible for the worldwide finance, accounting, tax, and MIS functions of SRAM. A certified public accountant, Mike began his career in public accounting before working at GE Capital. He is an avid cyclist.

2006 – Present / Not Independent / Voting Member

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