Mamadou Biteye is the Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional Office Managing Director.
In this role, he oversees the Foundation’s work across Africa, which includes initiatives such as the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Digital Jobs Africa and Transforming Health Systems. 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.
Biteye has 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 holds a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics with specialization in Microfinance, Microcredit and Management of Financial Institutions from Ohio State University. He has also earned a master’s degree and bachelor of science degree in Agricultural Economics from the Crimean Agricultural Institute in Ukraine.
He has had extensive field experience in Senegal, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Chad and Zimbabwe. He is a native of Senegal in West Africa and is multilingual, speaking English, French, Russian, Portuguese and Wolof.