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 Zachary Rodriguez is the Chief Executive Officer of Embrace It Africa. He earned an MA in Theology from Boston University in 2011 and a MBA from St. Bonaventure University in 2014. Currently, he is working on his PhD in Economics at West Virginia University, with a focus on development and health economics.


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Lindsay R. Pohlman is the Chief Operating Officer of Embrace It Africa. Lindsay is an attorney admitted to practice law in New York State. She is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law and a member of the New York State and Erie County Bar Associations. 


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Andrew Mantilia is the Chief Financial Officer of Embrace It Africa. Andrew is the Global Geopolitics & Strategic Partnership Lead at KPMG. He is responsible for leading KPMG’s efforts globally to help companies and governments understand the implications of geopolitics for their business.