Samson Ayele

ALF Manager & Project Leader

Samson is a Manager at the African Leadership Foundation. Samson works within ALAs’s Office of the CEO to raise and invest ALA endowment funds and manage finance and operations for the African Leadership Foundation.

Samson provides oversight of the African Leadership Foundation’s legal and fiduciary responsibilities and supports strategic development initiatives of both ALF and ALA (primarily through work on the ALA endowment).

Before joining the ALA family, Samson served as the Director of Finance and Development for NAMI Eastside, a Seattle-area non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life of all those affected by mental illness. Before that, he was an investment banking analyst in the Media & Telecommunications Group at Lazard in New York City.

Samson is passionate about helping students interested in careers in finance achieve their dreams.


Financial Analysis
Proposal Writing
Development Strategy
Financial Management


A.B. Economics, Harvard University

Samson Ayele