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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

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

Our Board

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


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 / Not 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

DAVID T. TSWAMUNO – Board Member

David is a partner at Emil Capital Partners, a venture and growth capital firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut, and with a focus on the consumer industry. David started his career at Credit Suisse 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 University. 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

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


Paula is the former sustainability director at Postobón, a leading food and beverage organization in Colombia. At Postobón, Paula worked directly with World Bicycle Relief as a Buffalo Bicycle customer, delivering 3,000 bicycles to students in Colombia during a 3-year partnership. Before her tenure at Postobón, Paula served as corporate responsibility director at Empresas Publicas de Medellin, the largest utility company in Colombia. She brings extensive global business experience, deep knowledge of WBR’s BEEP structure, and a strong background in cultural leadership to WBR’s board.

2016 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

BYRON DAILEY – Board Member

Byron is a partner of Lane Powell PC, a 140-year-old law firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest. Byron leads the firm’s private investment fund practice and is experienced in mergers & acquisitions, securities matters, non-profits, and social impact companies. Byron practiced for several years in the New York City office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and was a partner in DLA Piper’s Seattle office before joining Lane Powell in 2016.

2016 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

BOB PERKOWITZ – Board Member

Bob is managing partner of VivaTerra, LLC and ecoSalon, LLC and a partner in Arqua Equity Partners, LLC; he has been president of organizations with revenues reaching $600 million, including Cornerstone Brands, Smith+Noble, and Joanna Western Mills. Bob founded ecoAmerica and serves on the board of the Environmental Defense Fund. He received a BS in social thought from Lake Forest College and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

2008 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

PETER O’HAGAN – Board Member

Peter is a managing director at the Carlyle Group, a leading global alternative asset management firm, where he works on commodities and natural resources investments for the equity opportunity fund. He joined Carlyle in January 2016. Before joining Carlyle, Peter was an executive-in-residence (energy & infrastructure) at KKR & Co. in 2014 and 2015.

2014 – Present / Independent / Voting Member

STANLEY R. DAY JR. – Board Member

Stan is founder, president, and chairman of the board of SRAM Corporation. 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

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