Pape Amadou Gaye, MBA

IntraHealth International | President and CEO

Pape Amadou Gaye is president and CEO of IntraHealth International. Under Gaye’s leadership, IntraHealth has garnered a strong reputation as an organization that fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance and strengthening health systems.

For over three decades, Gaye has advocated for, built, and leveraged strong partnerships with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to catalyze change and enable health workers to better serve communities in need

A native of Senegal, Gaye began his career in international development as a trainer of Peace Corps volunteers in Senegal and Benin. As the director of IntraHealth International’s regional office for West, Central, and North Africa, Gaye focused on improving the performance of health workers and health systems to more effectively serve clients and communities with quality care. Gaye continues to pursue his lifelong commitment by collaborating with leaders in developing countries to encourage sustainable development in vulnerable communities. He also continues to advocate for family planning, especially in his native West Africa, as a high-impact solution to address health and population challenges.

As an expert on the global health worker crisis and human capacity building, Gaye speaks and writes extensively on these subjects. He holds an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles and has also previously worked for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He currently serves on the board or in an advisory capacity for the Center for African Family Studies; Development in Gardening (DIG); Duke University’s Global Health InstituteInterActionManagement Strategies for Africa InternationalNourish International (at UNC); and the Triangle Global Health Consortium.