Andre Pienaar, C5 founder, and General Alexander, the founder and CEO of IronNet, accept the crest of the HMS Queen Elizabeth from the First Sea Lord during the Atlantic Future Forum

Atlantic Future Forum
HMS Queen Elizabeth hosted the first Atlantic Future Forum today (22-10-2018) whilst anchored in New York Harbour.
The Forum was formed from a collective body of experts to promote engagement between Government, Military and Industry in a framework for dialogue and cooperation in the Cyber and Artificial Intelligence domains.
Pictured is The First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy Sir Philip Jones KCB, ADC presenting a ships crest to Andre Pienaar and General Keith Alexander of C5 Capital

I feel very privileged to be a founding member of ONE’s Global Leadership Circle.

ONE Announces Influential Leadership Network to Accelerate Mission-Driven Resources

WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign, the global nonprofit organization cofounded by U2 lead singer Bono to fight extreme poverty, is delighted to announce the creation of the new Global Leadership Circle to recognize and engage a diverse group of top financial supporters and champions who share ONE’s deep commitment to helping the world’s poorest. This group of leaders, which include some of the world’s leading philanthropists, foundation and corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists, will not only help ONE sustain its ongoing work, but will also provide invaluable expertise and vision to help ONE fight extreme poverty and eradicate preventable disease.

“As a famous rock star once said, ‘Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live,’ ” said Gayle Smith, the chief executive officer of The ONE Campaign.“But in order for ONE to achieve this vision and move us closer to a world without extreme poverty, it will take strong, audacious leadership. That’s why we’re thrilled to launch the ONE Global Leadership Circle. We could not be more grateful for this group of impressive leaders who will offer their ideas, perspectives, and assistance to help ONE advance its life-saving mission in the months and years ahead.”

“We are humbled and honored to work with such a generous and visionary group of supporters who are helping fuel ONE and lending us their brains to be a more effective and modern advocacy organization,” said Bob Pilon, chief development and partnerships officer. “As the demands grow for increased financial resources, partnerships and creativity to achieve our mission, the Global Leadership Circle will play a pivotal role in shaping ONE’s future.”

ONE Global Leadership Circle founding members include:

  • Lynne Benioff (United States)
  • Ryan and Cindy Beedie, Beedie Development (Canada)
  • David Giampaolo, Pi Capital (United Kingdom)
  • Theresia Gouw, Aspect Ventures (United States)
  • Michelle Grogg, Cargill, Incorporated (United States)
  • Alec Litowitz, Magnetar Capital (United States)
  • Angelo Moratti, Saras S.p.A (Italy)
  • André Pienaar, C5 (South Africa)
  • Diane Whitty, JPMorgan Private Bank (United States)
  • Zouera Youssoufou, The Aliko Dangote Foundation (Nigeria)

About the ONE Global Leadership Circle

The ONE Global Leadership Circle (GLC) was initiated by the board of directors to recognize a diverse group of top financial supporters and surrogates of ONE who share the organization’s deep commitment to ending extreme poverty and preventable disease. It is also a group that will help shape ONE’s future with ideas, perspectives, and assistance in advancing various elements of our work. ONE is currently seeking like-minded philanthropists who have a deep understanding of advocacy and commitment to promoting civic engagement coupled with an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit that will help modernize and propel ONE into the future. For more information, please contact Bob Pilon, chief development and partnerships officer, at bob-dot-pilon-at-one-dot-org.

The ONE Campaign is a non-partisan campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 9 million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Shield in the Cloud White Paper

It is our sincere pleasure to kick off our second year of the Shield in the Cloud program by sharing with you our whitepaper.

The whitepaper is a summary of the discussions, leading thinking and impactful innovations that all formed part of our inaugural Shield in the Cloud program, In partnership with AWS, PeaceTech Lab and SAP NS2, the program uncovered, highlighted and supported ways in which technology was driving a change in critical thinking on how to tackle corruption, a core destabilizing factor in the peace of every nation. Innovation promoting transparency, accountability and compliance is visible within startup communities, non-profit organizations, large corporations and even Governments. We are proud that our annual Shield in the Cloud program stimulates the type of collaborative thinking needed to bring about change.

We are now open for applications for this year’s program so please forward on to anyone you feel would be interested in being part of this movement.

We hope you enjoy reading it.


Andre Pienaar
Founder, C5

C5 appoints Tami Longaberger as Head of Partnerships for the US

C5  has further expanded its US operations, with the hire of Tami Longaberger as Head of Partnerships, US.

Longaberger will also join the Board of C5’s Cloud Leadership Centre (CLC), C5’s non-profit organisation that supports thought leadership and philanthropic investments in the area of education, conflict resolution, conservation and veterans’ welfare.

C5 Founder, Andre Pienaar says: “C5 is investing to support the growth of our portfolio companies in the US market by appointing Tami Longaberger as Head of Partnerships for the US. Tami will lead our strategic partnership to create new growth opportunities for our portfolio companies across all our investment funds.”

Longaberger was formerly the CEO and Chair of the Board of her family business, The Longaberger Company. The private company, started by her father in 1973, grew to over USD1 Billion in annual revenues at its peak. She sold the company in 2013.  She currently serves as the Director of the Longaberger Family Foundation.

She has been deeply involved in international issues; in 2003 she was appointed by President George W Bush as a US Delegate to the Human Rights Commission, and from 2005-2008 served as Chair of the National Women’s Business Council and the Board of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She currently serves on the International Republican Institute Board of Directors, a Washington, DC based organization dedicated to advancing democracy worldwide.

Longaberger says: “It is a privilege to join the very talented and growing team of C5. The passion the entire team has for innovative technologies, with transformational purpose to support and protect our national security interests, is creating a new definition of Social Impact Investing and an opportunity for our investors.”