The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) has announced Leila Ndiaye as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the organisation.
This announcement was made yesterday, Thursday, July 12th 2018, by the organisation’s Board of Directors in Washington DC.
Reacting to the award, Ndiaye expressed her excitement about the new position and reaffirmed her commitment to addressing Africa’s economic challenges.
“I’m deeply passionate about addressing key development issues in Africa by harnessing the power of the private sector to create jobs and economic prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic,” Ndiaye said.
“I look forward to this opportunity to continue the momentum and build on IGD’s current progress to take the organization to the next level.” She added
In his remarks, the outgoing President, Mima S. Nedelcovych noted that as IGD continues to grow into a thriving organization, Ndiaye’s leadership qualities, skills and professional relations were a perfect fit for the organization.
According to him, “Leila Ndiaye recently joined IGD and has already demonstrated strategic and decisive thinking and a strong ability to lead.”
“I have known Leila a long time and can assure you that her deep experience and broad connections will ensure IGD’s continued success into the future.” Nedelcovych added
On his part, the Board Chair and Chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company, Rob Mosbacher who lauded the leadership the exploits of the outgoing president enthused that he was confident Leila would deliver in her role beyond expectations.
Mosbacher stressed that “The IGD Board of Directors is delighted to appoint Leila Ndiaye to the position of CEO and President of IGD. Leila is clearly a proven leader who can take IGD into the future,”
“On behalf of the entire Board, I want to thank Mima for his dedication and leadership at IGD.Given his new role as President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, the board is confident IGD is on the right path to drive forward its continued success.” Mosbacher said
A native of Côte d’Ivoire and a US resident, Ndiaye brings more than 20 years of experience as an accomplished senior policy and business strategist with a proven track record in policy design and implementation at the highest level of African governments and the private sector.
As President and CEO, Ndiaye will be the driving force in transforming the organization into an engaging and influential platform that fosters greater investment of U.S. and African small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Africa.
She succeeds Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych, Ndiaye, and will assume President & CEO position on August 1.
The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) is a Washington-based network of African and global business leaders who are committed to advancing sustainable development and inclusive growth through business investment.