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Nasibu Sareva

Executive Director
Phone: 
(612) 877-8263

Joining ADC in 2006, Nasibu has held positions from Business Lender to Chief Financial Officer. As a long-time member of the ADC management team, he displayed substantial insight and direction regarding the operations of ADC. He takes a vision and makes it reality through sound strategy development. He intuitively continues the threads of opportunity that wind through an organization, brings them together into a coherent whole, helps others extend their thinking and drives material business advantage. As the Executive Director, Nasibu is responsible for the strategic, tactical and operational management of the organization. Charged with leading, developing and sustaining the programs that serve African immigrants and refugees in the state.

Previously, Nasibu worked for Volunteers of America, Cathedral Rock of Jefferson City, Missouri, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and Soft-Tech Consulting Ltd in Tanzania. He has been awarded a certificate of completion for the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program, August 2016 – January 2018, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education. He holds a BA in Accounting from the IIU in Malaysia and an MBA in accounting from Lincoln University in Missouri. The National Development Council certified him in 2008 as an Economic Development Finance Professional.

He was appointed by Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton to the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage, June 2014 - June 2016. He currently serves on several Boards of Directors including Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), Way to Grow, Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA), Project for Pride in Living (PPL),  Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) and Community Reinvestment Fund's (CRF) CDFI Advisory Board for the Minnesota Target Market.

Staff Directory

Nasibu Sareva

Executive Director

Denise Favors

Lender Service Provider / SBA CA 7(a) Loan Program

Abdulmalik Musoke

Program Manager - Business Development

Hibo Abdi

Business Advisor / Loan Officer

Emma Kasiga

Program Manager - Housing & Financial Education

Ayan Abdinur

Program Administrator & Regional Manager – Southern Minnesota

Rich Thomasgard

Property & Projects Manager

Abdirahin Hussen

Regional Manager - Central Minnesota

Aja McCullough Beers

Fund Development Manager

In Memoriam Hussein Samatar

Founder, African Development Center of Minnesota