Dr. Mima Nedelcovych
Chief Executive Officer
Recognizing the need for a premium consultancy firm steeped in doing business in Africa, Dr. Nedelcovych founded AfricaGlobal in 1998 with the late David Miller of the Schaffer Group of Companies. In addition to his role as CEO of AfricaGlobal, Dr. Nedelcovych is President Emeritus and Senior Advisor to the Initiative for Global Development (IGD), an organization for which he was CEO from March 2014 – July 2018. Dr. Nedelcovych also serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory Council at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and sits on the Boards of the Chevron-backed Niger Delta Partnership, EX-IM Global Partners, Lilium Capital, Guinea Gas, LLC, and Marathon International Bank.
Previously Dr. Nedelcovych served as the U.S. Executive Director to the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and was instrumental in formulating the “private sector initiative” at the AfDB, the African Business Roundtable and the African Export-Import Bank. After leaving the AfDB, he led the expansion of the Schaffer Global Group in agro-industrial and green energy project development throughout Africa, a role that led him to found AfricaGlobal.
At the beginning of his career he served as Peace Corps Country Director in Gabon, as Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development, and as Special Projects Officer at the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). He received a BA in Political Science from Yale University, an MA in International Relations from George Washington University, and a PhD in Comparative Political and Economic Development from Florida State University (in conjunction with Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco).