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Murtala Mai

Presidents' Council

Strategic, collaborative, and versatile international development leader with 26 years leading or directing teams delivering expansive, complex, multi-million-dollar, multi-country, outcome focused development and system strengthening interventions. Extensive experience and network within major institutional and private donors, implementing partners and country leaders in over 20 countries in Africa, Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

Effective, experienced leader of cross-functional teams across technical, programs, and management, with a track record of delivering exceptional, and sustainable, mission delivery and business development targets while ensuring strengthened systems and processes.

Diplomatic and effective interlocutor amongst key stakeholders’ including country leaders, NGOs /government partners, donors, and host communities with expertise to strategically facilitate alignment of purpose and plans and enable mutually beneficial partnerships with focused attention to cross-cultural sensitivities, operational complexities, and a commitment to equitable and sustainable, locally led development in complex and fast-paced environments.