Dr. Dorothy Nyambi
Chief Executive Officer and President
Dr. Dorothy Nyambi is the President and CEO of MEDA. Dorothy leads MEDA’s global corporate strategy and implementation. Dorothy's 25+ years career in the international and entrepreneurial sectors is informed by her unique life experiences working on the ground in developing countries (long-term development and humanitarian), with a lifelong focus to ensure women and girls are not left behind.
Bilingual in English and French, with a tested C-suite experience across CEO, COO, Executive Team and organizational phases of start-up, rapid growth, crisis and turnaround, Dorothy's professional experience includes strengthening business processes and mobilizing funding in support of grassroots movements, community impact, and diversity in Africa, North America, Eastern Europe, Asia , Latin America & Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Passionate about gender equality and inclusion, Dorothy has been a leader and founding member of Gender Summit Africa (Cape Town 2015 and Kigali 2018); member of AWID for the past 15 years; board director, Kigali Collaborative Research Centre (KCRC) - Carnegie Mellon University; member of the Board Room Africa focused on mentoring and getting young African women into governance roles across the continent though selection, training and mentoring.