Leslie F. Mitchell

Having served in various capacities with Pact, a global development partner working in approximately 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, Ms. Mitchell is a seasoned international development professional with over 20 years of senior management experience in developing countries. She holds a MSc in Global Leadership, Duquesne University, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland, 1990; an NGO Management Certificate (British Council), 1998; and is currently studying for a Certificate in Mining Studies with the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She has worked in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, and has led large, complex multi-donor funded programs in both diverse and sensitive operating environments. As Country Director in Romania, Ethiopia, Kenya/Somalia she has provided overall strategic direction and overseen and managed a large donor funded portfolios of over $150 million with hundreds of grantees amounting to over $75 million. She has worked with donors and partners from diverse non-profit civil society organizations, building their institutional and technical capacities in a broad range of social and technical program areas including HIV/AIDS, adolescent and reproductive health, orphans and vulnerable children, child protection, education (formal and nonformal), women and girls empowerment, natural resource management, peace building and conflict management, democracy and good governance, micro-finance among others. During her tenure with Pact, she has provided thought leadership, guidance and counsel to other Pact country offices, including Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania, Cambodia, and Thailand. Leslie has played a role in the development of strategy for Pact, at both regional and global levels. 

    Genesis Global Finance (Private) Limited (“GGF”), is a regional financial advisory and strategy consultancy services firm with business interests in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. GGF is a member of the Botswana International Financial Services Centre (“IFSC”). GGF focuses on providing specialist management consultancy and strategic planning consultancy services to private and public companies as well as government ministries and parastatals. GGF is accredited by the Office of the President and Cabinet as one of the experts for the Provision of Consultancy Services for Results Based Strategic Planning for public agencies vide State Procurement Board resolution PBR-1384 of September 29 2011.