Winnie Byanyima Named among 100 Most Reputable People globally

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Winnie Byanyima, the Executive Director of Oxfam International, has been named among the top 100 most reputable individuals on earth in 2017.

Winnie Byanyima, 58, is among the 29 women on the list among them Graça Machel, former U.S Firstlady Michelle Obama, TV host Ellen De Genres, writer Chimamanda Ngozi, singer Beyonce, actress Angelina Jolie, CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour and UK Prime Minister Theresa May.



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Compiled by Global performance-reputation management consulting agency, Reputation Poll International, the list included top 100 individuals across the globe that have amassed high reputation for themselves through their works and achievements. The list which features individuals from diverse sectors including policy, entertainment, leadership, education, business etc.



Notable individuals on the list include renowned Evangelist Billy Graham, 98, who doubles up as the oldest person and Raymond Wang, Malala Yousafzai, both 19 years, and the youngest people to be listed.

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Statically, the USA has the largest share of reputable personalities numbering 39 also with a representation of 25 females, 3 couples and 72 Males.
Who is Winnie Byanyima?
Uganda’s first female aeronautics engineer to Oxfam’s first African executive director, Winnie is a trailblazer — relentlessly advocating for peace, equality and democratic governance.



A teenage refugee, Winnie escaped Idi Amin’s regime in 1976, but later returned to Uganda to serve in parliament where she was a signatory to the 1985 peace agreement.
She went on to pursue civil rights at the African Union Commission, as director of gender and development at UNDP, and as chair to a U.N. task force on gender aspects of the Millennium Development Goals.
Ms Byanyima served as Uganda’s ambassador to France from 1989 to 1994.



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She then served as a Member of Parliament for Mbarara Municipality from 1994 to 2004, before taking up the position of Director of Gender and Development at headquarters for the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
She served in that capacity until she was appointed as Director for the Gender Team in the Bureau for Development Policy at the United Nations Development Programme in November 2006.
In 2007, she co-founded the Global Gender and Climate Alliance which works to ensure that climate change policies, decision-making, and initiatives at the global, regional and national levels are gender responsive.



Business O Féminin, an online magazine for international women in business, named Ms Byanyima among the 10 women to watch in 2015, as a role model and visionary for change.
Full list

1. Aamir Khan || Actor
2. Adele || Singer
3. Akinwumi Adesina || President, African Development Bank
4. Alex Ferguson || Global Ambassador, Manchester United
5. Alexis Tsipras || Prime Minister, Greece
6. Andrew D. Hamilton || Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford
7. Angelina Jolie || Actress
8. António Guterres || Secretary-General, UN
9. Aung San Suu Kyi || Politician & Diplomat



10. Barack & Michelle Obama || Fomer First Family, USA
11. Benjamin Netanyahu || Prime Minister, Israel
12. Bill & Melinda Gates || Co-Founders, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
13. Billy Graham || Evangelist
14. Bishop David Oyedepo || General Overseer, Living Faith Church Worldwide
15. Brian Chesky || CEO, Airbnb
16. Calestous Juma || Professor/ Author, Havard
17. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie || Activist
18. Chris Anderson || CEO, 3D Robotics
19. Christiane Amanpour || TV Host, CNN



20. Christiano Ronaldo || Athelete, Real Madrid
21. Christine Lagarde || Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
22. Dalai Lama || Dalai Lama
23. Daniel Ek || Founder, Spotify
24. Darren Walker || President, Ford Foundation
25. David Beckham || Former Athelete
26. Denzel Washington || Actor
27. Desmond Tutu || Retired Bishop, Anglican
28. Dr Okonjo Iweala || Former Finance Minister, Nigeria
29. Dr Paul Enenche || Senior Pastor, Dunamis International Gospel Centre
30. Charles Fombrum || Co-Founder/Chairman, Reputation International
31. Elizabeth Warren || Senator, Massachusetts
32. Ellen De Generes || TV Host, Ellen Show



33. Elon Musk || CEO, SpaceX
34. Emma Watson || Actress
35. Evan Spiegel || CEO, Snap Inc
36. Graça Machel DBE || Co-Founder, Africa Progress Panel
37. Helen Clark || Politician, New Zealand
38. K. Rowling || Writer
39. Jack Ma || Founder, Alibaba Group
40. Jackie Chan || Actor
41. James Corden || TV Host, The Late Late Show
42. Jay Z & Beyonce || Singers
43. Jean Liu || President, Didi Chuxing
44. Jeff Bezos || Founder, Amazon
45. Jennifer Lopez || Singer
46. John Legend || Singer
47. John Lewis || Representative, Georgia
48. José Mujica || Former President, Uruguay
49. Justin Trudeau || President, Canada



50. Klaus Schwab || Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
51. Kofi Annan || Co-Founder, Africa Progress Panel
52. Larry Ellison || Co-Founder, Oracle Corporation
53. Larry Page || CEO, Alphabet
54. LeBron James || Athelete, Cleveland Cavaliers
55. Lei Jun || Founder, Xiaomi Inc
56. Leonardo DiCaprio || Actor
57. Malala Yousafzai || Activist, The Malala Fund
58. Mark Zuckerberg || CEO, Facebook
59. Mathews Phosa || Politician/Lawyer
60. Michael Bloomberg || Founder, Bloomberg LP
61. Michael Jordan || Retired Athelete
62. Mo Ibrahim || Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
63. Muhammad Yunus || Founder, Grameen Bank
64. Narendra Modi || Prime Minister, India
65. Obiageli Ezekwesili || Co-Founder, Transparency International
66. Oprah Winfrey || CEO, Oprah Winfrey Network
67. Pastor Enoch Adeboye || General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God
68. Patrick Awuah || Founder, Ashesi University
69. Paul Kagame || President, Rwanda
70. Paul Krugman || Economist



71. Paul Ryan || Speaker, House of Representatives
72. Pele || Retired Footballer
73. Pope Francis || Pope, Roman Catholic Church
74. Queen Elizabeth II || Queen, United Kingdom
75. Raymond Wang || Inventor
76. Rebecca Enonchong || CEO, AppsTech
77. Reid Hoffman || Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
78. Jesse Jackson || Activist
79. Richard Brandson || Founder, Virgin Group
80. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi || Emir, Kano
81. Satya Nadella || CEO, Microsoft
82. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum || Prime Minister, UAE
83. Shirin Ebadi || Lawyer
84. Stephen Hawking || Director of Research, Centre for Theoretical Cosmology
85. Steve Forbes || Editor-in-Chief, Forbes
86. Steve Harvey || TV Host, Steve Harvey Talk Show
87. Strive Masiyiwa || Executive Chairman, Econet Wireless
88. Sundar Pichai || CEO, Google
89. Taraji P. Henson || Actress



90. Theresa May || Prime Minister, Britain
91. Tim Berners-Lee || Director, World Wide Web Consortium
92. Tim Cook || CEO, Apple
93. Tom Cruise || Actor
94. Trevor Noah || TV Host, The Daily Show
95. Unity Dow || Activist
96. Usain Bolt || Athelete
97. Warren Buffet || Executive Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway
98. Will Smith || Actor
99. Winnie Byanyima || Executive Director, Oxfam International
100. Yoshinori Ossumi || Cell Biologist, Tokyo Institute of Technology

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