I thrive on complex projects that require blending for-profit and nonprofit structures such as the Pharmafrican – BDA Foundation project.
Working together with the former Canadian Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark and the former Canadian Ambassador to the DRC, Mr. Réjean Frenette, I lead the creation of the BDA Foundation and its partnership with the for profit pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company.
Among the many things I was engaged in:
•Designed and managed blended value start-up of non-profit (The BDA Foundation) and biopharmaceutical corporate entity (Pharm African); Directed foundation fundraising activities and for-profit investor relations
•Provided management of donor partnerships (Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, WWF, Lundin for Africa, Banro Corp, etc.); Provided management and coordination with DRC educational and governmental partners; Represented BDA with the Congolese government, and oversaw the development of agri-business programs in Kinshasa and at remote sites
•Directed BDA employees, and represented BDA and broker business, governmental, and philanthropic partnerships in the US, Canada, Europe, and Africa (United Nations Industrial Development Organization, World Health Organization, World Food Programme, Canadian and American Embassies, various Congolese government ministries, Jesuits of Central Africa, etc.)
•Provided philanthropic services and management for BDA and Pharm African during entrepreneurial launch phase; Directed US-Canada-Europe-DRC partnership creation, resulting in educational-scientific programs rolled out in DRC