Founder, African Development Center of Minnesota
Hussein Samatar was the Founding Executive Director of the African Development Center. In this capacity, he created several culturally-targeted alternative finance products, and was frequently engaged to address financial, governmental, and other community institutions on the topic of building wealth in emerging markets. Mr. Samatar regularly participated in broader conversations that address existing and emerging economic development issues that impact new American communities. He also provided timely analysis on entrepreneurship and small business development in immigrant communities.