Frank is a passionate and driven international development expert with more than 15 years of experience in program design, planning, management and implementation across West and East Africa in the areas of global health, digital economy, start-ups, and youth entrepreneurship. Since 2009, he coordinated program strategy and growth for international development agencies and foundations in 12 countries in Africa leading more than 70 country engagements, developing and cultivating relationships, building strategic partnerships between governments, private sector, and civil society organizations.
Frank started his career in development work experience at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. (2000-2008), administering institutional governance processes, distance learning initiatives, and coordinating capacity building for financial programming and policy in 185 member countries.
Country experience: Benin, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Singapore, Sudan, Tanzania (Zanzibar), Togo, United Arab Emirates, United States.
Ludo is a Relationship Builder, Strong Communicator, International Development Expert
Ludo is a Subject Matter Expert on good governance. He articulates clearly the bilateral, regional and global issues, which define and impact on good governance. He advocates well the need to grasp more holistically health and education systems, and to acknowledge the rule of law as a prerequisite. Throughout his career he has influenced policies in ways that enhance interaction between the political spheres and the concept/technical levels, giving strategic direction to achieve development goals.
By addressing the difficult questions on methodology from the angle of good governance, Ludo’s 4 decades of professional work delivered a unique multi-faceted exposure to how societies and governments struggle with women and child rights, with the obstacles around implementing PHC and focusing on prevention of HIV/AIDS. He interacted with Government at all levels when civil society demands sustainable public services. He challenged them on why population policies had not levered bigger scale health outcomes in the past four decades in Sub-Sahara Africa.