Pamela Bowen is the Senior Regional Director for Africa at Global Communities. She joined Global Communities with over 20 years of Africa regional experience. Most recently she was a Principal with Washington Business Dynamics (WBD). WBD is a global management consulting firm dedicated to advancing federal, international and state and local partners’ missions through strategy, analytics, communications and supply chain & operations. While with WBD she served as Chief of Party for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Support Mechanism, which provided support to the USAID Washington DC-based PSE Hub to operationalize the USAID PSE Policy. She provided overall leadership and team management of a diverse multidisciplinary and multifunctional team from three consortium partners. She oversaw wide-ranging core activities supporting the USAID PSE Hub and Buy-Ins of USAID Missions, Bureaus and Independent Offices.
Pamela is passionate about leveraging the power of partnerships among donors, the philanthropic community, private sector and local communities to use market-based solutions to solve complex development challenges. She takes great pride in being a motivational leader, keen on cultivating high-performing teams, motivating and mentoring staff. She holds a bachelor of science in Commerce and Accounting and Finance from DePaul University. Pamela has a postgraduate certificate in Project Management from the University of Liverpool; and qualified for the Certified Public Accounting License in 1999. Pamela resides in Virgina with her husband and three sons.