Elizabeth BintliffAfricans Building Africa Contributor

Elizabeth Bintliff is the President and CEO of JA Africa, a youth-focused organization. She is a development professional with 17 years of experience working in developing countries and emerging economies. Formerly the vice-president of Africa Programs at Heifer International, Elizabeth managed a multi-million dollar portfolio in 12 sub-Saharan African countries. Elizabeth is committed to development, especially for people in Africa, where she believes that giving three things – choices, voices and opportunities – are key to changing the trajectory of development on the continent. Born and raised in Cameroon, Bintliff earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from Kennesaw State University in Georgia, and has a Masters in African Studies from Yale University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Zanzibar and started her career at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, GA. She is fluent in English, French, Swahili and West African Krio and also has working comprehension of Portuguese.
She also holds a Master’s Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is a graduate of Leadership Arkansas; a program of the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce. Bintliff was recently awarded the Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth Distinguished Alumni Award for Exceptional Humanitarian and Service Achievement by her alma mater, Kennesaw State University.

Elizabeth is married and a mother of two. To contact Elizabeth, feel free to send her an email at: elizabeth.bintliff@ja-africa.org

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