C.D. Glin joined the Rockefeller Foundation in July 2011. As Associate Director based in the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, Glin supports and leads the development and execution of several initiatives. He serves as the regional champion for the Foundations initiatives in strengthening food security, agribusiness and the building of resilience to the devastating effects of climate change to enable real, sustainable and equitable economic growth.
Prior to joining Rockefeller, Glin was a presidential appointee in the Obama Administration where he served as the first Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Global Partnerships for the U.S. Peace Corps. In that capacity, he led inter-agency collaboration efforts and leveraged approximately $20 million dollars through agreements with public and private sector entities to enhance the developmental impact of almost 9,000 volunteers serving worldwide. Previously, Glin served as Vice President for Business Development at CDC Development Solutions (now PYXERA Global), an industry-leading global non-profit dedicated to private-sector led development and international corporate volunteering and as Director of the MBA Enterprise Corps and MBA Without Boarders programs. Glin worked for the State Department, USAID and the World Bank while living in Ghana and Nigeria and he served as 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 University. Glin is term 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.