As the founder and former CEO & President, Ronni Goldfarb's role on the Board is grounded in extensive knowledge that contributes to EAI’s continued growth.
Ronni Goldfarb is the founder of EAI and served in the capacity of President & CEO since EAI’s inception in 2000 until January 2018. Currently, she serves on the EAI Board of Directors. Under her leadership, EAI launched and developed its mission and unique people-centered methodology for catalyzing social change for millions of people across the developing world.
During her tenure, EAI grew from a single program to reach more than 200 million people across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, with more than 75 million active/regular listeners and viewers and engaging more than 100,000 participants in interactive community engagement activities and social media platforms including SMS and interactive voice response (IVR).
Currently, Ms. Goldfarb is a Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) – Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Fellow and is currently participating in an advanced accelerator fellowship focused on developing hybrid, non-profit and for-profit social ventures that attract and engage the impact investment community. She also serves as a Board Director for Network AREWA24. In 2010, Ms. Goldfarb was appointed by Secretary of State Clinton as a Commissioner on Education to the National Commission to UNESCO.
Before founding EAI, Ms. Goldfarb created and implemented communications initiatives, multi-media events, and programs for Fortune 500 Corporations and UN Agencies. Ms. Goldfarb holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from SUNY Buffalo and studied Cultural Anthropology at New York University, and Media at NYU Film School and the School of Visual Arts.