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Pape Samb is the first non-American and youngest President of Phelps Stokes Fund, a 100 year-old American organization. He is a social entrepreneur focused on international development, who has over seventeen years of leadership experience in program and resource development, fundraising, partnership building, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, training and facilitation, global leadership, content management, and public speaking.
Mr. Samb recently assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Phelps Stokes in March of 2012 to provide leadership and vision in the development, implementation and assessment of Phelps Stokes’ global activities in the following four program areas: education, leadership, citizenship, and entrepreneurship and information technology. Prior to being tapped as the CEO, Mr. Samb was the COO at Phelps Stokes, as well as the Director of the Africa Programs. As Director of the Africa programs, among many things, Mr. Samb played a key role in the design and development of the IFAD’s sponsored Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN), a network of 5,000 young leaders, entrepreneurs and farmers from more than 100 countries.
Mr. Samb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, a Diploma in Business Management, Accounting and Entrepreneurship, and a Masters of Public Administration in Executive Leadership at American University in Washington, DC.
Mr. Samb is an active member and board member of several African- and African Diaspora-focused organizations including Constituents for Africa (CFA), African American United Caucus (AAUC) Next Generation of Leaders, Vort Port International (VPI), Asociacion Cultural Afrolatina y la Diaspora Africana, (ACADA) and the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Africa Working Group.
Mr. Samb is also a well-known advocate for developing self-sustainable, community and youth- led initiatives based on the 3S (Synergy, Sustainability, and Success Stories). In 2012, Mr. won the 201