C.D. Glin

Former Associate Director

C.D. Glin joined the Rockefeller Foundation in July 2011. As Associate Director based in the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, Glin supported and led the development and execution of several initiatives. He served 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.

Authored Content

  • Oct 16 2015
    Blog Post No Pressure, but a Past Guy in This Job Won the Nobel Peace Prize My colleagues and I often speak of being “stewards of a legacy” working here at The Rockefeller Foundation. Over more than a century, decade after decade, the Foundation has catalyzed and transformed fields and sectors from public health to micro-biology, education to artificial intelligence, Universal Health Coverage to Impact Investing, and most impactful for my […] C.D. Glin
  • Apr 22 2015
    Blog Post Revaluing Ecosystems: Earth Day and Beyond Today, on the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970, over a billion people around the world are taking action to protect the planet. In China, a hiking group is cleaning up a part of the Great Wall. In Lagos, environmentalists plan to teach their fellow citizens about the importance of cutting carbon emissions. Here at The Rockefeller […] Anna Brown, C.D. Glin, Cristina Rumbaitis Del Rio, Frederick Boltz, Judith Rodin
  • Jan 09 2014
    Blog Post From India to Africa: A Quest to Learn About Reducing Food Loss As the global development community grapples with an ambitious, but indisputably necessary goal—feeding 9 billion people by the year 2050—the need for an integrated approach to agriculture development has never been more apparent. One of the biggest, most stubborn hurdles is food loss: the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that up to a third of food […] C.D. Glin, Giles Goodhead
  • Sep 16 2013
    Blog Post Accelerating Impact Enterprises Over the past five years, The Rockefeller Foundation has helped to build an impact investing industry where investors can deploy capital in pursuit of deliberate social and environmental goals as well as financial return. While the impact investing sector has gained traction and total impact capital has grown substantially, impact investors observe there are too […] C.D. Glin