Imani Countess

Vice Chair

Imani Countess is the Economic Inequality Fellow at Open Society Foundation, where she connects groups working against illicit financial flows with new constituencies in the United States, including African diaspora activists and people of color faith communities.

Imani has spent more than 30 years in U.S. foreign policy, working primarily with civil society groups, social movements, and governments in Africa. Most recently, she served as Africa regional program director at the Solidarity Center. She has also served as the chief of party for the Zimbabwe Program at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, senior director for public affairs at the TransAfrica Forum, national coordinator at the American Friends Service Committee’s Africa Program, and as an executive director at the Africa Policy Information Center. She received her BA in African history from the University of Maryland.