Carl Manlan

COO, Ecobank Foundation

Ivory Coast

Carl Manlan is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation. He is responsible for the strategic implementation of the foundation’s strategy across Africa.He is an economist with over ten years of experience in health, finance and project implementation. He has worked with communities across Africa and developed systems to improve public health financing while at UNDP and at the Global Fund. As a Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellow at the Economic Commission for Africa, he focused on industrial and agricultural policies aimed at accelerating the transformation of the African continent. Prior to joining Ecobank, he was the Executive Secretary of the public-private partnership between the African Union and the African private sector to assist Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the fight Ebola in West Africa.Carl Manlan holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a 2016 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow. He writes on African economic transformation.