December 17 2010
Millennium Promise Appoints Alan Batkin and Joseph Tibbetts to its Board of Directors
New York, NY, December 17, 2010
Millennium Promise today announced the election of Alan Batkin and Joe Tibbetts to its Board of Directors.
"We are delighted to welcome Alan and Joe to the Board of Directors of Millennium Promise as we enter the next important phase in advancing our mission to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals and end extreme poverty,” said Millennium Promise Chairman Jeffrey Walker. “We know they will bring invaluable expertise and perspective as we continue to incubate innovative solutions to that enable many of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people to tackle the practical challenges of escaping poverty.”
Biographies for Mr. Batkin and Mr. Tibbetts appear below.
Biographies of Alan Batkin and Joe Tibbetts
Alan R. Batkin has been Vice Chairman of Eton Park Capital Management, L.P., a global, multi-disciplinary investment organization with over $13 billion of capital, since March 2007. Prior to joining Eton Park, he was, from 1990 to 2007, Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., a geopolitical consulting firm which advises multi-national companies on business and political issues around the world. From 1972 to 1990, Mr. Batkin was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Inc., where he was a Managing Director from 1976 to 1990 in the corporate finance area. He was at Coopers & Lybrand from 1968 to 1972.
Mr. Batkin is a director of four New York Stock Exchange-listed companies (Omnicom Group, Inc.; Hasbro, Inc.; Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.; and Cantel Medical Corp.). Mr. Batkin is also Chairman Emeritus of the International Rescue Committee (after having served as Co-Chairman of the Board from 2004-2010). He is a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of The Brookings Institution and Chairman of its Budget and Finance Committee and a Director and Executive Committee member of the Joint Distribution Committee. He is also a Board member of the NYC Police Foundation.
He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of The Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Inter-American Dialogue. Until its recent merger, Mr. Batkin was Chairman of the Board of Continuum Hospice Care- one of the largest hospices in New York City. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Rochester in 1966 and an M.B.A. from New York University in 1968. His wife, Jane, is a school psychologist and they have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Joseph S. Tibbetts, Jr. is the Senior Vice President and CFO of the Sapient Corporation and also serves as the SapientNitro Asia Business Unit Leader. In these roles, Mr. Tibbetts oversees all financial operations for Sapient and focuses on global financial strategy and planning. He also ensures that all offices practice fiscal responsibility in business dealings, and that the company is fully accountable to shareholders, investors and governing bodies. In addition, Mr. Tibbetts is responsible for SapientNitro’s Asia business unit
Mr. Tibbetts has over 30 years of experience in finance, primarily working with technology and technology-related services organizations. Prior to joining Sapient, he was Senior Vice President and CFO at the enterprise software and services company, Novell, Inc. Mr. Tibbetts has also contributed his financial and technology sector expertise to Charles Rivers Ventures as administrative general partner, and served as Chief Financial Officer at Lightbridge, Inc. and SeaChange International, Inc.
Earlier in his career, at Price Waterhouse LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), Mr. Tibbetts built a 20-year track record of success that included responsibilities as an audit partner and national director of the firm’s software services group. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in business administration.
Mr. Tibbetts currently serves on the board of directors of NameMedia Corporation, and previously served on the boards of Flarion Corporation (acquired by Qualcomm), Great Plains Software (acquired by Microsoft) and Novell, Inc.
About Millennium Promise
Millennium Promise is the leading international non-profit organization solely committed to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to halve extreme poverty by 2015. In partnership with the Earth Institute at Columbia University and UNDP, Millennium Promise oversees the Millennium Villages Project, which supports integrated social and business development services for more than 500,000 people in rural communities across 10 countries in Africa. By engaging donor nations, corporations and the general public in this effort, our work is premised on the belief that, for the first time in history, our generation has the opportunity to end extreme poverty, hunger and disease disparities.