VP of Diversity & Inclusion
From Ugandan refugee to successful entrepreneur, CEO, and renowned human rights activist, Derreck’s journey inspires leaders to dream big. Derreck is the founder of the Global Soap Project: a humanitarian aid organization that collects discarded and unused soap from thousands of hotels worldwide, reprocesses it, then distributes it to in-need populations around the world. His passion for helping others and commitment to innovative thinking led him to the role of CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. During his time as CEO, he elevated the global visibility of the Center, showcasing stories of victims of civil rights abuse and the heroic actions that changed the course of history. Derreck Kayongo is an internationally recognized visionary and humanitarian.