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Abbey Ogunwale, Ph.D

Abbey_Ogunwale_Ph.D_Abbey Ogunwale is a seasoned leader in the business development arena with extensive experience in international development sectors across several low- and middle-income countries. He is known for leveraging strategic and tactical decision-making to engage partners in support of long-term development objectives. A highly motivated leader known for integrating disruptive, new strategies to advance client relationships aimed at growing business pipelines across.

In the last two decades, he has engaged diverse stakeholders to drive impactful results within bilateral and multilateral agencies, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit sectors. During this period, Abbey successfully led the development of various multi-million dollar and multi-year bilateral and multilateral public sector proposals & government-funded sustainable development projects in Africa, Europe, and Asia (across Global Health, Energy, Trade, Humanitarian Assistance sectors). Abbey was a Project Management Consultant at the World Bank Institute. He is the Founding Director/ Principal at Defined Impact Group, and he also serves as an Advisor to few non-profit organizations and specialized Global Consulting firms.

Abbey holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Babcock University, MS from George Washington University in Project Management, and a Ph.D. in Public and Business Administration from Northcentral University. He also earned Executive Certificates in Management & Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard University School of Business, and Johns Hopkins University.

Vision Statement
Since joining UNA-NCA in 2007 as a student member, I have had enormous access to events, conferences, seminars on the UN, and related foreign policy issues. These member benefits and my work-related experiences with multilateral agencies make me appreciate the importance of UNA-NCA’s support for the UN mission. Leveraging my relationship with organizations in the National Capital Area and my engagement with several diaspora groups including Students and Young Professionals, I believe that I can support the organization’s outreach strategies to build public support for constructive US leadership in a more effective United Nations. In addition, I wish to help increase UNA-NCA's engagement of organizations working and implementing programs in international development and conflict resolution.