Kehinde is the Managing Director of Public Engagement at Humanity United. He has led global democracy and governance programs for over 15 years. He was previously a senior director at The Arkin Group, specializing in international risk management, business intelligence, and strategic advisory. He is also an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University – Newark. He also served as the Deputy Director of PartnersGlobal’s Sub-Saharan Africa team where he led the portfolio of anti-corruption, governance, and security reform programs on the continent.
Prior to joining Partners, he worked at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), with stints on the Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, and Southern and East Africa teams. Kehinde was also the Monitoring and Evaluation officer for NDI in Iraq; and during Nigeria’s 2011 elections, he trained and advised civil society in the Niger Delta as they monitored the electoral process. Kehinde is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Truman National Security Fellow. He is on the steering committee of the Peace and Security Funders Group as well as the boards of Partners West Africa-Nigeria and the Center for Racial Justice in Education. He holds a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. The New America Foundation and the Diversity in National Security Network named him one of 20 next generation Black American national security and foreign policy leaders in 2020.