New York, NY – The American Red Cross Greater New York Region today announced the addition of Funmi Afonja to its Board of Directors. Ms. Afonja leads S&P Global Ratings ESG global product strategy and oversees the development and launch of new products.
“I am proud to join the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Greater New York Region. The Red Cross is the leading organization nationally and internationally to help prepare families and communities for emergencies. I am excited to support their life saving mission,” said Funmi Afonja, Product Owner, ESG at S&P Global Ratings and American Red Cross Board Member.
“We are delighted to have Funmi join the Board of Directors. Funmi was one of the early members of our Young Patrons Council in New York City, and helped develop innovative ways to get the next generation involved in our mission. We are grateful for her critical support of our mission,” said Susan Rounds interim CEO, American Red Cross Greater New York Region.
About Funmi Afonja
Based in New York, Funmi Afonja leads S&P Global Ratings ESG global product strategy and oversees the development and launch of new products. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff to the CEO of S&P Global and led and accelerated execution of global scale and enterprise-wide initiatives.
Prior to her role as Chief of Staff to the CEO, Funmi was a Senior Director at S&P Global Ratings, where she led the Natural Resources team, headed client engagements for its multi-billion-dollar debt portfolio and managed relationships with institutional stakeholders, including private equity firms and financial sponsors. In this role, she implemented a differentiated lean strategy to build a high-performance team.
She is a recipient of the Gold ACE award for analytic distinction and the Women’s Bond Club rising star award. She is also a fellow of the Council of Urban Professionals and is on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Greater New York Region. Funmi has a lean six-sigma black belt and an MBA from the Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossNY