Daniel Wolf

Senior Director, Corporations & Foundations
Project HOPE

Daniel Wolf is an international development expert with more than 10 years of technical experience in partnerships, business development, trade, and market linkages. Recently, he designed and drove the development of a $2 million transformative partnership for Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance with Nestle and USAID aimed at reducing aflatoxin levels in maize through improving the agricultural practices of 20,000 smallholder farmers in Nigeria. This project promotes local business ownership, and prevents the ill health effects of mycotoxin infestation, which can cause immune suppression, impaired development in children, and liver damage in humans. He also serves on the board of IMPACT 2030, a private sector-led coalition that aligns human capital investment through employee volunteering, in the service of the sustainable development agenda.

While working with the Corporate Council on Africa as director of membership, he managed the membership team’s business development pipeline where he increased membership by 12 percent, which resulted in historic business engagement generation for the organization. He served as the primary relationship manager with U.S. and African businesses enhancing corporate members’ partnerships and investments in Africa.

Prior to this, he worked on a USAID funded project with the Southern Africa Trade Hub, where he served as the manager of export and trade development initiatives of African-made apparel, resulting to $12 million in trade in 300 intra-African and international market linkages. Daniel helped bring about systemic change in Southern Africa by identifying market opportunities for textile and garment manufacturers, matching these manufacturers with international buyers, and facilitating agricultural-related investments for U.S. businesses in that region. He earned a master’s degree in history with a concentration in South Africa and U.S.-Africa relations from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan.

Daniel lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, son, and daughter.