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Gibril Faal


Professor Gibril Faal is a multi-disciplinary business and development executive. He is the co-founder and director of GK Partners specialising in socially responsible business models, sustainable development and programme implementation. He is the first visiting professor in practice at the Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics (LSE) and is a council member of Carnegie African Diaspora Program (New York). Gibril has previously served as: vice chair of Bond (UK), chairman of AFFORD-UK, founding director of ADEPT (Brussels), and magistrate in Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service. He has worked as a technical expert with the United Nations, World Bank, University of Oxford, governments of Germany, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and other institutions across the world. He served as GFMD civil society co-chair (2014) and grand rapporteur (2017), and overarching expert for the Global Compact for Migration. He has addressed the UN General Assembly several times and been appointed to various boards by UK government ministers. Gibril has previously served as special adviser to the government of Moldova, and is the founder and director of the Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia (MSDG) project. In 2014, Gibril was appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to international development.