President and CEO | USADF
CD Glin is the President and CEO of the US African Development Foundation (USADF), an independent agency established by Congress to support and invest in African-owned and led enterprises which improve lives and livelihoods in poor and vulnerable African communities.
USADF supports Africa-led development to grow community enterprises, by providing seed capital and technical support. Prior to leading this independent federal government agency, CD was based in Nairobi as the Rockefeller Foundation’s Associate Director for Africa. Earlier, as a White House appointee, he served as the U.S. Peace Corps’ first Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Global Partnerships. With Pyxera Global, C.D. was V.P. for Business Development, managing business advisory and corporate responsibility programmes for Fortune 500 companies. He has lived and worked in Ghana and Nigeria, and served in the Peace Corps with the first group of volunteers in South Africa, during the Presidency of Nelson Mandela.
CD earned degrees and holds certificates from Howard University, Tulane University, and 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.