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Dane Erickson

Class of 2007-2008

About Dane

(updated 2018) As Managing Director of the Eastern Congo Initiative based in Washington D.C., Dane leads ECI with frequent travel to DRC. He is an entrepreneur and Africa-focused scholar with more than 15 years of leadership experience. Most recently, he was managing Moba International, a strategy consulting firm focused on Africa, and teaching at the University of Colorado. Previous stints include serving as a foreign policy advisor on Obama’s presidential campaign, a strategic advisor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a visiting scholar at Beijing University’s Africa Studies Center. Dane also previously lived and worked in eastern DRC from 2005-2007, building and managing a program of 125 personnel and a $10 million annual budget. With degrees from Princeton and Davidson College, he is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has lived in 6 countries, with experience in another 60 countries on 5 continents.

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