Adnan Kifayat Joins GMF Team
GMF is pleased to welcome Adnan Kifayat as a Senior Visiting Fellow with the Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives team. Adnan most recently served as the U.S. Secretary of State’s Acting Special Representative to Muslim communities. Over the past 14 years, Kifayat has also held positions at the White House, State Department, Treasury, and the African Development Bank. He has been instrumental in creating programs and initiatives in the realms of economic development, social entrepreneurship, political empowerment, and security.
From September to December 2014, Kifayat will advise GMF’s effort to strengthen our leadership development and Next Generation strategies; advise GMF on our joint work in programming the OCP Policy Center Atlantic Fellowship in Europe, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa; and contribute to GMF’s continued development of our Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.
For more information, please see the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s press release announcing Kifayat’s move to GMF: http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/09/231241.htm