C.D. Glin is the President and CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), an independent U.S. Government agency established by the U.S. Congress to support and invest in African owned and led enterprises which improve lives and livelihoods in poor and vulnerable African communities.
Utilizing the principles of venture philanthropy, USADF provides seed capital grant funding and local implementation and advisory support to start-up and early stage African social enterprises, entrepreneurs, and grassroots cooperatives.
Prior to joining USADF, Glin was based in Nairobi, Kenya as the Associate Director for Africa for the Rockefeller Foundation, and previously served as a White House appointee with the Peace Corps, as the agency’s first Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Global Partnerships.
Glin was Vice President for Business Development at PYXERA Global where he managed international business advisory and corporate responsibility programs for Fortune 500 companies and earlier consulted for the State Department, USAID and the World Bank in Ghana and Nigeria. He served as volunteer in the first Peace Corps South Africa group during the Presidency of Nelson Mandela. Glin holds a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University; a Master’s Certificate in Business Management from Tulane University and Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. He was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2011, was designated by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his commitment and contributions to international service and civic participation.