Henrietta H. Fore

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Henrietta H. Fore
Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF - 2019 (46857441654) (cropped).jpg
Under Secretary of State for Management
In office
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byGrant Green
Succeeded byPatrick F. Kennedy
37th Director of the United States Mint
In office
Preceded byJay Johnson
Succeeded byEdmund Moy
Personal details
BornSeptember 12, 1948 (age 71)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma materWellesley College (B.A.)
University of Northern Colorado (MPP)

Henrietta Holsman Fore (born September 12, 1948) is an American government official who serves as the Executive Director of UNICEF, and formerly serves Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Holsman International, a manufacturing and investment company.

Early life and education[edit]

Fore was born on September 12, 1948 in Chicago.[1] She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wellesley College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.[2]


Fore served as Global Co-Chair of Asia Society and as Chair of the Middle East Investment Initiative from 2011-2017.[3] Fore is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.[4] She also serves on the Boards of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Center for Global Development, and Initiative for Global Development.[5] She is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy, American Leadership for a WaterSecure World Campaign Cabinet, Chief Executives Organization, Committee of 200, Council on Foreign Relations, Economic Club of New York, International Women's Forum, Wellesley College Business Leadership Council, WomenCorporateDirectors, and YPO/WPO.

From 2005 to 2018, Fore served as Co-Chair of WomenCorporateDirectors. From 2007 to 2009, Fore served as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Director of United States Foreign Assistance, holding the equivalent rank as Deputy Secretary of State.[6] She served on the Boards of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Fore received the Distinguished Service Award in 2009, the highest award the United States Secretary of State can bestow.[7]

From 2005 to 2007, Fore served as Under Secretary of State for Management, the Chief Operating Officer for the United States Department of State.[8]

Fore served as the 37th Director of the United States Mint in the U.S. Department of Treasury from 2001 to 2005 serving Secretary of Treasury, Paul H. O'Neill and Secretary of Treasury John W. Snow.[9]


  1. ^ Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration. 1991.
  2. ^ "Henrietta H. Fore". www.unicef.org. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  3. ^ "Co-Chairs and Trustees". Asiasociety.org. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Henrietta Fore". Ted.com. Ted Conference, LLC. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Henrietta H. Fore". unicef.org. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Henrietta Fore becomes new UNICEF Executive Director". Unicef.org. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Henrietta Fore". academyofdiplomacy.org. The American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD). Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Henrietta H. Fore biography". unicef.org. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Henrietta Holsman Fore Sworn in as Director of U.S. Mint". usmint.gov. United States Mint. Retrieved 29 September 2019.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Jay W. Johnson
37th Director of the United States Mint
Succeeded by
Edmund C. Moy
Preceded by
Grant S. Green, Jr.
Under Secretary of State for Management
August 2, 2005 - November 15, 2007
Succeeded by
Patrick F. Kennedy
Preceded by
Randall Tobias

Andrew Natsios

Director of Foreign Assistance and Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
November 15, 2007-January 22, 2009
Succeeded by
Jacob Lew
Deputy Secretary of State

Rajiv Shah
Administrator of USAID