C.D. Glin

President & CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation

C.D. Glin is President & CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation, a U.S. government agency dedicated to supporting African-led, African-driven development solutions. The USADF approach prioritizes African investments and customized local technical assistance to African grassroots communities and enterprises. Prior to joining USADF, Glin was the Associate Director for Africa for the Rockefeller Foundation. From 2008-2010, Glin previously served as a presidential appointee in the Obama Administration as the first Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Global Partnerships for the U.S. Peace Corps, and played a key role in Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary. Glin worked for the State Department, USAID and the World Bank while based in Ghana and Nigeria.

Glin also served as a volunteer in the first Peace Corps South Africa group during the Presidency of Nelson Mandela. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University; a Master’s in Business Management from Tulane University and Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Glin is life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2011, he was designated by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his commitment and contributions to international service and civic participation

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