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Christine Lukudu

Program Manager - Business Development Department / Portfolio

A 2017 Fulbright Humphrey Public Policy fellow from University of Minnesota, Christine has a long term standing background working in development, humanitarian and emergency support operations. She brings diverse experiences from various institutions including program and finance management, grant and loan administration, technical support and capacity building and, business development. Through her fellowship affiliation, she rendered program development interventions with Shelter for Life, and supported small business implementation with state Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).


Her most recent experience was administering financial services advisory and real estate portfolios.  She previously worked as a Portfolio Manager with the World Bank overseeing the loan and grant program, provided technical support to the state government in partnership with Academy for Educational Development (AED) and supported community programs with the United Nations Population Fund amongst other key functions.


Christine has an MBA from the University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) and a BSc. in Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya).  With a passion for people’s advancement and community growth, she will spearhead development efforts, manage the business portfolio and engage prospective clients as part of the African Development Center’s growth.


Staff Directory

Nasibu Sareva

Executive Director

Christine Lukudu

Program Manager - Business Development Department / Portfolio

Abdirizak Jama

Loan Officer / Business Advisor

Ayan Abdinur

Program Manager – Housing and Financial Education Department

Habtamu Gana

SBA Microloan Program Manager / Housing & Financial Ed. Program Assistant Manager

Denise Favors

Lender Service Provider / SBA CA 7(a) Loan Program

Rich Thomasgard

Property & Projects Manager

Abdirahin Hussen

Regional Manager - Central Minnesota

Jacqueline (AKA Jackie) Schell

Communications & Fund Development manager

Shonni Krengel

Program Administrator / Community Development Specialist

In Memoriam Hussein Samatar

Founder, African Development Center of Minnesota