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Joseph Ssentongo.

Acting CEO

Joseph Ssentongo has overarching responsibility for GIF’s mission: finding and funding innovations with the potential to transform the lives of people living on less than $5 a day. He oversees strategic alignment across GIF’s teams and functions, including our donor relations and communications functions. He previously served as GIF’s Chief Operating Officer, and as SVP for Impact, responsible for the work of the Grants, Analytics, and Environmental, Social Responsibility and Governance (ESG) teams.

Prior to GIF, Joseph worked at the nexus of public-private sector collaboration with the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), where he led the evaluation of over 30 e-government initiatives across 15 African countries. He has also worked in the Gender division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Joseph holds a Masters in Public Policy.