Mamadou Biteye oversees the Foundation’s work across Africa, bringing with him decades of experience and expertise in the development sector in Africa. He joined the Foundation from Oxfam Great Britain’s West Africa Regional Center, where he was the Regional Director, responsible for strategic program leadership and overall management of the West Africa region, including eight country offices.
Earlier in his career, he was the Financial Officer at the African Development Foundation (Senegal Country Liaison Office), before which he was Coordinator of “Sustainable Use of Wild Species Program” at The World Conservation Union.He has served as the Branch Manager and Coordinator of the “Small Rural Operations Program” under an IFAD/World Bank Development Loan Program for Women at the National Agricultural Credit Bank of Senegal. He was also a Program Officer at Sahel, Etudes Assistance, Conseil Agency, SEAC.Mamadou is an agricultural economist by training, with over twenty years of experience in strategic leadership, human resources management, financial management, program development and implementation, public policy analysis, advocacy and campaigning and community participatory development.
He has had extensive field experience in Senegal, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Guinea, GuineaBissau, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Chad and Zimbabwe. He is multilingual, speaking English, French, Russian, Portuguese and Wolof. A native of Senegal in West Africa, Biteye holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics with specialization in Microfinance/ Microcredit and Management of Financial Institutions from Ohio State University in the U.S. He also earned a Master’s degree and Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from The Crimean Agricultural Institute in the Ukraine.
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