Nasibu Sareva

Executive Director
(612) 877-8263

Joining ADC in 2006, Nasibu has held positions from Business Lender to Chief Financial Officer. As a long-time member of the ADC management team, he displayed substantial insight and direction regarding the operations of ADC, and worked with the Founding Executive Director and other management members to increase efficiencies and impact of ADC programming. Nasibu also supervised the finance unit, oversaw the operations of the lending portfolio, and was the chief financial spokesperson for the organization.

As the Executive Director, Nasibu is responsible for the strategic, tactical and operational management of the organization. Charged with leading, developing and sustaining the programs that serve African immigrants and refugees in the state of Minnesota, Nasibu upholds the implementation of the vision and mission of ADC and continues to build a strong, mission-driven nonprofit organization. He is also responsible for developing effective community and stakeholder partnerships, contributes to statewide knowledge of best practices, and is a thought leader and advocate for economic empowerment and success of African immigrant’s throughout the state.

Nasibu brings a wealth of experience and wide-ranging knowledge to the African Development Center. Prior to joining ADC, Nasibu worked at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers as a Field Researcher. He has also worked as an administrative assistant, business analyst and staff accountant for various organizations. A native of Tanzania, he holds a BA in accounting from the IIU in Malaysia, and an MBA in accounting from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. The National Development Council certified him in 2008 as an Economic Development Finance Professional.

He also serves on a few boards:

Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage – 2014 to June 2016 Appointed by the governor of Minnesota
Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers – Elected on October 2014
Way to Grow – Voted in on April 2015
Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America, (DICOTA), Elected on December 2015.
Project For Pride In Living, (PPL) – Elected on June 2016