Pape Samb

Global Vice President, Ashoka; Executive Director, Ashoka Africa

Pape Samb is a global social entrepreneur and impact leader specializing in international development, youth and women livelihoods, and social innovation.

A driving force and empowering ‘agent of change’ for youth globally, he founded and serves as Chairman of the Global Youth Innovative Network (GYIN), a youth-run network of over 6,000 young leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and farmers in almost 100 countries. At GYIN, he develops evidence-based, sustainable, scalable, and cost-effective agribusiness, entrepreneurship, and leadership programs and policies that address the root causes of youth unemployment and hunger and increase opportunities for young people.

In addition to his role as Global Vice President of Ashoka and Executive Director of Ashoka Africa, Pape is an Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence at American University’s School of Public Affairs.