Global Newsroom, The New Humanitarian Names Ebele Okobi as New CEO

The New Humanitarian, the sole global newsroom dedicated to covering humanitarian crises, has appointed Ebele Okobi as its new CEO.

Okobi, a seasoned leader with deep experience in human rights, tech, and social media policy, joins at a critical juncture for the organization. Her mission? To expand The New Humanity’s impact and champion unheard voices during a period of escalating global crises.

Passionate about dismantling harmful systems and amplifying marginalized narratives, Okobi brings a 25-year career spanning tech giants like Yahoo and Facebook, consumer brands like Nike, and civil society organizations. She’s a transformational leader who thrives on building mission-driven teams and organizations dedicated to bending the moral compass towards justice.

Her statement: “In this era of multiple, protracted crises, bearing witness and holding power accountable is more critical than ever,” says Okobi. “TNH’s commitment to fact-based reporting is crucial amidst growing news bias. I’m honored to build upon Heba Aly’s remarkable legacy and collaborate with the team to amplify our impact.”

She succeeds Heba Aly, who transformed The New Humanity from a struggling UN news service into a thriving, independent newsroom with global reach.

The board’s perspective: “Ebele’s experience and commitment align perfectly with our mission to tackle evolving challenges,” says board president Paula Fray. “Her leadership will solidifyThe New Humanity‘s position as an independent newsroom reporting from the heart of humanitarian crises.”

Okobi steers will steer The New Humanity towards even greater impact, amplifying untold stories and holding power accountable during these turbulent times.

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