Pape Amadou Gaye


Pape Amadou Gaye, MBA
Founder & President of Baobab Institute

Pape Gaye is a native of Senegal and a lifelong advocate for family planning, the global health workforce and access to health care for all. He founded the Baobab Institute for Health and Development based in Senegal to focus on capacity strengthening of local NGOs.

Under his leadership as president and CEO of IntraHealth International from 2004 to 2020, the organization became a major player in the field of human resources for health (HRH). Gaye draws on three decades of leadership in international health and development as he oversaw work in 40 countries to strengthen their health workforces and health systems.

Gaye began his career with the US Peace Corps and went on to work with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Gaye holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California. His board and advisory services include the Duke University’s Global Health Institute (DGHI), InterAction, the Global Health Council (GHC), the Population Council and the Baobab Institute in Senegal.