Alfred Sesay

Consultant and Trainer
Program Coordinator, LEAD Group (Leadership Empowerment and Development Group)

Alfred is a former employee of the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, the State Council on Black Minnesotans and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. He has worked extensively with grassroots organizations in Michigan and Minnesota to strengthen the capacity of organizations serving refugees and new immigrant populations. While studying abroad (in Sweden) he worked as a salesperson for Skandinaviska Bokforlarget (a Swedish Publishing House).

After some time abroad, Alfred returned to the Twin Cities in 2002 and worked as an independent consultant in the areas of strategic planning, cross-cultural management, project planning and evaluation before joining the LEAD Group where he now serves as the program coordinator for the activities of the Partnership of African Communities (PAC).

A native of Sierra Leone, West Africa, Alfred received his Master's in Business Administration, Global Management, from the University of Phoenix, with a concentration in cross-cultural management of business enterprise. He was a Fellow at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (University of Minnesota) where he obtained a Certificate in Leadership. Alfred holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Andrews University (extension campus) in England, and he now makes his home with his wife in Minneapolis, Minnesota.