Ben Affleck is a two-time Academy Award winning actor, writer, director, and philanthropist. In 2010, Ben co-founded Eastern Congo Initiative alongside Whitney Williams as an advocacy and funding organization focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. Believing that collaboration is integral to better solutions, Affleck led ECI’s acquisition of Asili, a social business enterprise providing world-class water and healthcare services in 2019. Affleck is deeply committed to public policy and the impact of multilateral cooperation. He has testified five times before both the U.S. House and Senate, advocated for Congo before the United Nations, and has met with numerous elected officials over the last decade to increase international diplomacy, understanding and support for the region. He is also a strong supporter of many charitable organizations, such as Feeding America, A-T Children’s Project, and the Jimmy Fund.