C.D. GlinPresident and CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation
C.D. Glin has extensive expertise in African development finance and a proven commitment to social change. In the 1990s, C.D. joined the first-ever group of Peace Corps volunteers in South Africa, which President Nelson Mandela welcomed into the country after the fall of apartheid. After his deployment, he spent another seven years working on the Peace Corps’ staff, and was ultimately appointed Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Partnerships, where he developed partnerships with other executive branch agencies, multilateral organizations, international NGOs, and private sector institutions. C.D. then joined the Rockefeller Foundation as Associate Director for Africa, working out of their Nairobi office to increase smallholder farmers’ productivity and strengthen their resilience to climate change. Currently, as President and CEO of the US African Development Foundation, C.D. oversees $60 million of high-impact investments in for- and non-profit enterprises across 20 countries in Africa.