Stephen King

Partner, Omidyar Network

As a partner at Omidyar Network, Stephen leads the global Government Transparency initiative. His portfolio includes FrontlineSMS, Global Voices, mySociety, Refugees United, The XYZ Show, and Ushahidi.

Before joining Omidyar Network, Stephen served as chief executive of the BBC Media Action (formerly the World Service Trust), where he led a period of sustained growth that included building programs in more than forty countries in the developing world. Stephen helped establish the Trust’s international reputation as one of the largest and most successful organizations using media and communications to improve the lives of the world’s poor and promote better governance and transparency worldwide.

Prior to joining the BBC, Stephen was executive director of the International Council on Social Welfare, an international organization working to promote social development. Stephen has also held positions with non-profit organizations HelpAge International, Help the Aged, and Voluntary Service Overseas.

Stephen is a board member of Ushahidi, Global Voices and mySociety. He holds an MA in Oriental and African studies from the University of London.

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