Pape Amadou Gaye

President & CEO, IntraHealth International

Pape Amadou Gaye is president and CEO of IntraHealth International, an organization that improves the performance of health workers and strengthens the systems in which they work. For over three decades, Gaye has advocated for, built, and leveraged strong partnerships with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to catalyze change and enable health workers to better serve communities in need. A native of Senegal, Gaye began his career in international development as a trainer of Peace Corps volunteers in Senegal and Benin. As the director of IntraHealth International’s regional office for West, Central, and North Africa, Gaye focused on improving the performance of health workers and health systems to more effectively serve clients and communities with high-quality care. Gaye continues to pursue his lifelong commitment by collaborating with leaders in low- and middle-income countries to encourage sustainable development in vulnerable communities. He is a longtime advocate for family planning, especially in his native West Africa, as a high-impact solution to address health and population challenges. Gaye holds an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has worked for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.