Mamadou Biteye

Advisory Board Member

Mamadou Biteye is Vice President, Social Impact for the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa -CEMEA- Region at VISA, based in Dubai. In this role, Mamadou works closely with the CEMEA Leadership Team to develop a Social Impact strategy for the region and implement programs that align to regional and market business priorities. He is responsible for engaging non-profit, client, and government organizations as well as Visa employees to bring the VISA Social Impact vision to life in markets across CEMEA. Mamadou has over 25 years of experience in strategic leadership, advocacy and campaigning, community development, and capacity building with extensive field experience in Africa and around the world. Prior to VISA, Mamadou served at The Rockefeller Foundation as Managing Director for the Africa Region, leading programs such as the Digital Jobs Africa initiative, Global Impact Sourcing Coalition, as well as developing partnerships with the African Development Bank, the Gates Foundation, and USAID to support the Foundation’s work. Prior to the Foundation, he held various leadership roles in Oxfam including Regional Director for West Africa Oxfam Great Britain and Oxfam America, leading the development of regional strategies and programs. Mamadou also currently serves as an advisor and board member for various international organizations such as the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, and the African Leadership Network. Mamadou holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from Ohio State University. He is an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), and he was also recognized as a Top 100 Most Influential Africans by The Africa Report for his work. Originally from Senegal, Mamadou speaks English, French, Russian, Portuguese, and Wolof.


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