Dr. Frannie Léautier

“[Frannie’s] leadership and rich expertise in key issues such as financing, infrastructure, and partnerships will help the UN Foundation forge new paths to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and a better world for all.”

Ted Turner

Chairman and Founder

UN Foundation


A leader with decades of experience on the global stage, Frannie is committed to development, democracy, and leadership in emerging markets.  She is a dynamic, creative, and effective individual dedicated to societal transformation and is a champion of multi-stakeholder action to solve the world’s most complex challenges.

Little-Known Facts

  • Writes books in her spare time
  • Won a marathon and the title of fastest female student runner for the Namibia race, running for a brief moment alongside Juma Ikanga
  • Has lived and worked on four continents


Talent Management and Innovation: a proven track record of transforming and turning around company performance and of supporting innovation and strategic shifts in complex operating and delivery contexts.

Partnership and Leadership Strategy: more than 25 years’ experience working across public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, with a focus on finance and investment for sustainable development outcomes delivered through multi-stakeholder partnerships and engaged leadership and delivery teams.

Business Management: experience creating and working with both small and medium enterprises and global mature multinational enterprises and multilateral institutions across the US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

Business Development: identifies new business opportunities and leads teams to deliver on creative solutions for impact with appropriate risk mitigation and speed of delivery for transformation and growth of countries, corporates, and financial institutions in complex and emerging market environments.

Leadership Development: delivers formal and informal leadership training for executives on leading in a complex and interconnected world; mentors up-and-coming young leaders and has a track record for working with mentees who have gone on to assume important and impactful positions across the globe.

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