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Mr. C.D. Glin

Mr. C.D. GlinMr. C.D. Glin, Associate Director Africa Region, Rockefeller Foundation.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Glin supports and leads the strategy development and execution of several initiatives to contribute to the Foundation’s dual goals to advance inclusive economies and build resilience.

His grant-making and investment portfolio primarily focuses on agriculture and rural development and includes the Foundation’s emerging initiative to increase economic opportunity, enhance food security and contribute to environmental sustainability by reducing waste and loss throughout agricultural supply chains.

Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Glin was a White House appointee in the Obama Administration where he served as the first Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Global Partnerships for the Peace Corps. In that capacity, he established the office and led interagency collaboration and public-private partnership efforts on three key U.S. government initiatives, the Global Health Initiative; Feed the Future, the global hunger and food security initiative and the Global Climate Change Initiative to enhance and align the developmental impact of approximately 9,000 grassroots volunteers serving worldwide. Previously, Glin served as Vice President for Business Development at Pyxera Global, where he managed international development, business advisory, supply chain and corporate responsibility programs for Fortune 500 companies.

Glin previously worked with and consulted for the State Department, USAID and the World Bank while living in Ghana and Nigeria and served 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 in Business Management from Tulane University and Master’s-level Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Oxford University.

He is a term-member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture Transformation Leaders Network. In 2011, 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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