President Biden Announces the Inaugural Members of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States
Today, President Biden is announcing the inaugural members of the African Diaspora Engagement in the United States. The establishment of this Council was a significant commitment announced by Vice President Harris on behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration during the 2022 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, aimed at enhancing dialogue between United States officials and the African Diaspora.
In accordance with Executive Order 14089, the Advisory Council comprises up to 12 members appointed by the Secretary of State, and represents the diversity of the African Diaspora from African American communities around the United States and African immigrant communities across the continent and the Caribbean.
RPCV C.D. Glin, Member
C.D. Glin (South Africa 1997–99) President of the PepsiCo Foundation and Global Head of Social Impact for PepsiCo. In this role, Glin leads the food and beverage company’s global social impact and community engagement efforts as well as a portfolio of global employee giving and volunteer programs. Glin oversees the PepsiCo Foundation’s strategic direction and execution around three core issues of addressing food insecurity, providing access to safe water, and creating economic opportunities for historically underserved communities.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Glin served as President and CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation, a U.S. government agency dedicated to supporting African-led, African-driven development solutions via catalytic financial investments in and local technical assistance to African grassroots communities and local enterprises. Previously, as an appointee in the Obama-Biden Administration, Glin was the first Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Global Partnerships for the Peace Corps. Earlier, he was the Associate Director for the Rockefeller Foundation based in Nairobi, Kenya, and served and consulted with numerous global non-profit organizations.
Glin began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the first group in South Africa, during the transformational presidency of Nelson Mandela. Glin earned his B.A. from Howard University, a Masters-level diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, and completed the Leadership for Senior Executives Program at Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have three daughters.