Mamadou Biteye is the Managing Director for The Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional Office. In this role, Mamadou oversees the Foundation’s work across Africa, which includes initiatives in youth employment, health, philanthropy, agriculture and food security, among others. An agricultural economist by training, he has over 25 years of experience in strategic leadership, program development and implementation, public policy analysis, advocacy and campaigning, and community participatory development. His accomplishment at the Foundation include executing Digital Jobs Africa, an initiative to connect Africa’s youth to jobs in the IT sector.
Mamadou is an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), awarded for work done under Oxfam GB, where he had been Regional Director for West Africa before joining the Foundation. He holds Master’s degrees in Agricultural Economics from Ohio University in the United States and from The Crimean Agricultural Institute in the Ukraine.