Dr. Wiebe Boer is CEO of The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF). He manages the daily operations, strategy development and execution for the Foundation. His vision is for The Tony Elumelu Foundation to be a benchmark for 21st century African philanthropy. TEF is charged with the mission of driving Africa’s economic development by enhancing the competitiveness of the African private sector. Under his leadership, the foundation strategically deploys its resources to generate solutions to challenges that inhibit Africa’s entrepreneurs.
Boer is a director of Mtanga Farms, Tanzania, is a member of the advisory board of Digital Divide Data Kenya and serves on the board of the African Grantmakers Network. He also serves on the Nigerian Minister of Agriculture’s Steering Committee for National Youth Employment in Agriculture.
Previously, Boer was associate director at The Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading charitable organisations. He also worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and spent several years in Mauritania managing a USAID-funded food aid development project for World Vision.
Born and raised in Jos, Nigeria, Boer earned his doctorate in history at Yale University and undergraduate degree at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.