Jochai Ben-Avie is the Co-Founder and CEO of Connect Humanity. He also serves as a Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Truman National Security Fellow, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and a Board Member of Code for Science & Society where he chairs the Audit & Finance Committee.
Jochai was previously Mozilla’s Head of International Public Policy and lead of the Firefox maker’s open source funding arm. During his time at Mozilla, he scaled the policy team from a solely US focus to a global presence active in shaping legislation across six continents to build a better internet. Under his leadership, the Mozilla Open Source Support Program played a direct role in broadening access, increasing security, and empowering users.
Prior to Mozilla, Jochai was the inaugural Policy Director at Access Now. His work shaped and grew the organization into one of the largest global digital rights organizations. While at Access Now, he co-founded RightsCon, the premier global conference on the intersection of technology and human rights, and RedLatAm, the largest network of digital rights organizations in Latin America.
Jochai received his education at Bard College at Simon’s Rock where he graduated summa cum laude and the University of Oxford’s Lincoln College.