Oliver St. Clair Franklin, OBE
Honorary British Consul in Philadelphia
President, International House
Oliver Franklin’s record of public service includes tenure as Philadelphia's Deputy City Representative, where he created the Office of Arts and Culture and doubled municipal arts funding. He served as the city's Chief of Protocol.
As senior V.P. with Fidelity Management Trust Co., he developed Fidelity’s strategy for entry into the public pension fund market. He was president of Reinvest In South Africa, developing and marketing products to institutional investors. He is the president of International House.
Educated at Lincoln University, he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. He serves as a trustee of the Rosenbach Museum and Library, the South African Environmental Trust, and the Sir Hans Koopler Trust in New York and London. He is a member of the Bank of America Philadelphia Advisory Board and is president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Oxford & Cambridge Society.
Franklin was appointed to the Board in 1999 by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.