Rutendo Mudzamiri is the director of development at the Atlantic Council’s Freedom and Prosperity Center. A native of Zimbabwe, she previously served as a director of development in both theater and global women’s organizations.

Throughout her career, Mudzamiri has worked with global corporates, governments, influencers, and foundations to propel visions forward through fund development, strategic partnerships engagement, and leadership development work. Between 2012 and 2015, she worked in the Zimbabwean Ministry of Information, Media, and Broadcasting Services. She has initiated and supported leadership and social impact initiatives in over twenty-three African countries, working with several partners in both the US and Africa to accomplish public service wins, women’s empowerment, and community development-related initiatives.

A trained leadership practitioner, Mudzamiri holds a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University, a master’s degree in community arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an advanced diploma in arts administration from the Institute for Kulture Concepts in Germany. She also served as a visiting professor at Nexford University in Washington, DC, and has delivered classes at Duke University’s summer school program.