The ONE Campaign: Fighting Global Poverty

The ONE Campaign: Fighting Global Poverty

Michael Elliott

10.25.2012

Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ONE. Prior to joining ONE, Michael Elliott served as editor of TIME International, Deputy Managing Editor of TIME Magazine, and was also a columnist on the global economy for Fortune magazine. Elliott was named editor of TIME International in April 2005 after spending a year as editor of TIME Asia. He joined TIME in May 2001 as an editor-at-large after a year spent as editor-in-chief of eCountries, an Internet based news and analysis service on global affairs. From 1995-2000 he was editor of Newsweek International, and from 1984-93 he was on the staff of The Economist, where he was political editor and Washington bureau chief and the founding author of both the “Bagehot” and “Lexington” columns.



Elliott was born and raised in the suburbs of Liverpool, England, and took two degrees at Oxford University. Prior to his career in journalism, he was a member of the Central Policy Review Staff in Britain’s Cabinet Office, and before that spent eight years teaching in universities in the United States and United Kingdom, ending his academic career with a tenured position at the London School of Economics.

Michael Elliott is president and CEO of ONE, a leading grassroots advocacy organization in the fight against global poverty. Cofounded by U2 lead singer Bono, ONE has over 2.5 million members involved in its fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. A former journalist and editor, Elliott oversees ONE’s global operations, including offices in Washington, D.C., London, Abuja, Berlin, Paris, Brussels and Johannesburg. Prior to joining ONE, Elliott served as editor of TIME International, deputy managing editor of TIMEMagazine, and was also a columnist on the global economy for Fortune magazine.