Our Management Team

Learn more about our Management Team below:

Dana J. Hyde, interim CEO ALFC

Dana is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience in law, public policy and international development. She served in the Obama Administration as the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), where she oversaw a $4 billion portfolio of global economic assistance programs aimed at reducing poverty and spurring growth. Prior to MCC, Dana served as Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of State. A lawyer by training, Dana practiced law at WilmerHale in London and in Washington at the U.S. Department of Justice. She graduated with honors from Georgetown Law School and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California Los Angeles.

Jonathan Nip, Director of Operations ALFC

Jonathan comes to ALFC from Deutsche Bank in Amsterdam, where he served as an analyst in the Corporate finance team and worked on multiple major deals within M&A, ECM and LDCM. As Director of Operations and a founding member of the ALFC team, Jonathan is responsible for building the ISA business model and payment platform. Jonathan is a Dutch citizen and holds a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Amsterdam and Berkeley Lab.

Christiane Koenig, Director of Student Outreach ALFC

Christiane has worked closely with students across the African continent for the past three years and comes to ALFC from its partner institution – the African Leadership University (ALU). A native of Ghana, Christiane worked as a Corporate Relations Executive at Diageo’s subsidiary in Accra (Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited) , co-founded Zished, a Ghanaian e-commerce company and also worked in Boston at Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. Christiane holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and French with an African Studies certificate from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and is currently pursuing her MBA at the ALU School of Business.

Axelle Lagaillarde, Student Outreach Associate ALFC

Axelle is passionate about providing students with access to education on the continent and spent the last year working closely with ALU’s Admissions team.  Prior to ALU, Axelle worked with IBM in the United Kingdom and at Solvay in Portugal. Axelle holds a BBA with Honours in Business Administration from the University of Kent, United Kingdom.