American Board of Advisors

American Board of Advisors

Our people

Rudy Pamintuan

Managing Director, Sherman Consulting

Rudy Pamintuan is the Managing Director for Sherman Worldwide, an international affairs firm based in the United States. Pamintuan previously served as an appointee of President George W. Bush, advising the President in the areas of economic and community development for underserved communities.

In his capacity with Sherman Worldwide, Pamintuan advises and consults his clients, which include government entities, Fortune 1000 companies and high profile individuals on a wide range of issues. He serves as the Chairman for the US Asia Center and as a board member for Working In The Schools.

As a member of the Batonga Foundation Advisory Board, Pamintuan believes that the creation of higher education opportunities for young women in Africa is a key initiative to offer solutions to the challenges in Africa.

Josh Groban

Singer, Songwriter and Performer

Josh Groban, an internationally renowned singer, songwriter and performer, is the newest member of our Advisory Board. Angélique Kidjo, our founder, toured with Josh in 2007.  When it comes to their work together, Josh says, “Her voice, her spirit, the way she connects is awe-inspiring and I’m so honored to have collaborated with her.”

The two music artists will now collaborate philanthropically through Josh’s new role as an Advisory Board member of the Batonga Foundation. Josh has demonstrated his passion for improving the lives of children with his foundation the Josh Groban Foundation (, which focuses on providing children with a better life through education, healthcare, and the arts.

Batonga is excited to team up with Josh in our mission to give girls in Africa a secondary school and higher education.



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