Bob Geldof, KBE - Chairman of 8 Miles
Bob is a musician, businessman and political activist. He is Chairman of the Band Aid Trust, the charitable trust dealing with poverty in Africa, and a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), an independent authority on Africa reporting annually to the G8 and the African Union on their political commitments to the continent. He co-founded ONE, the powerful Washington, London, Berlin and African lobby group focused on better policy for and within Africa.
Bob was appointed by Tony Blair to the Commission for Africa, which, in its report of March 2005, made recommendations to be implemented by the G8 to address the economic problems of the African continent. Bob has received many national and international awards for his music, writing, business and humanitarian work, including an honorary knighthood (1986), the EU Parliamentary Gold Medal, the North/South Council Prize, the Third World Prize, the Leaders of the 21st Century Award. He received the Nobel Man of Peace award in 2005.