Hugh Evans

CEO, Global Citizen

Humanitarian | Social Entrepreneur | International Development Advocate | Hugh Evans is the CEO of Global Citizen. At 14, Australian-born Evans spent the night in a Manila slum. The harsh realities of his hosts’ lives motivated Evans to challenge the status quo of extreme poverty. Following a trip to South Africa in 2002 as World Vision's inaugural Youth Ambassador, Evans worked on the Make Poverty History campaign and helped stage the Make Poverty History Concert (fronted by Pearl Jam and Bono). In 2011, under the mantle of the Global Poverty Project (launched 2008), Evans co-founded Global Citizen, and with it, the Global Citizen Festival -- a free, ticketed event requiring fans to perform anti-poverty actions in exchange for entry, recruiting millions into the war against global poverty. Since 2012, Global Citizens have taken 10 million actions in the fight against extreme poverty. These actions have resulted in $30 billion dollars in commitments from world leaders that are set to affect the lives of 1 billion people around the world.