Christopher Howard is a Senior Advisor of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, where he advises clients on Africa-related issues. An expert on African affairs, Dr. Howard also has an extensive background in sales, marketing, international project management, strategic planning, business development and internal consulting.
He is currently the President of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. Previously, Dr. Howard served as Vice President for Leadership & Strategic Initiatives at the University of Oklahoma and served on General Electric’s Corporate Initiatives Group, where he reported to the Chief Information Officer.
He has also worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb and served as the acting Managing Director of Endeavor, a global initiative in Johannesburg supporting entrepreneurs in the developing world. In 2003, he was called to active duty in Afghanistan, where he was awarded a Bronze Star and currently serves as the Reserve Air Attaché to Liberia.
Dr. Howard is Founder and Chairman of the Impact Young Lives Foundation, and a member of the MOBO Systems Advisory Board, the National Council of Advisors of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, the Higher Education Working Group on Global Issues of the Council on Foreign Relations and the annual U.S. News & World Report-Harvard University “America’s Best Leaders” selection committee.
He is also an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow. Dr. Howard is co-author of ‘Money Makers: Inside the New World of Finance and Business’ with David Snider (2010).
Dr. Howard is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned a B.S. in Political Science and received the Campbell Award. A Rhodes Scholar, he earned his Doctorate in Politics at Oxford University and a MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.