Dikembe Mutombo

Founder at Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

Dikembe Mutombo

Dikembe Mutombo

Founder at Dikembe Mutombo Foundation


NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo is the President and CEO of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, which he created in 1997. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the foundation's mission is to improve the health, education, and quality of life for the people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One of their major projects was the construction of a new general hospital in the capital city of Kinshasa, DR Congo, the country in which he was born.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Mr. Mutombo played professional basketball for 18 years before retiring from the Houston Rockets in 2009.

He is the first Youth Emissary for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); and he also served on the Advisory Board for the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health; and presently serves on the boards of the National Constitution Center and Opportunity International. Mr. Mutombo has also served as an advisor and consultant to Freeport McMoRan; and as an advisor to Hewlett-Packard.

Mr. Mutombo has been named ABC's Person of the Week, Essence Magazine's 2001 Achiever, and Sporting News' No. 1 Good Guy. Mr. Mutombo has been featured in Europe's TIME magazine, Sports Illustrated for Kids, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Houston Chronicle just to name a few. In 2009, NBA Commissioner David Stern appointed Mutombo to the newly created position of Global Ambassador. In this capacity, he has traveled throughout the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Mr. Mutombo now works to expand and celebrate the game through numerous international NBA events including Basketball without Borders. In addition, he works closely on NBA Cares outreach efforts with Hall of Famer Bob Lanier, who serves as Special Assistant to the Commissioner.

Career Highlights

Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

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06/25/1966 - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo



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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Medical Missions For Children, Inc.

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Vice Chair at Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer at Special Olympics

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President & Chief Executive Officer at National Constitution Center

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President at Georgetown University

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Chief Legal Officer at Special Olympics

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Chief Inspiration Officer at Special Olympics

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President, Special Olympics Panama at Special Olympics

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Treasurer & Director at National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Founder at Together for Girls

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Founder at Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Career History
Chief Blocking Officer
2019 - Current

Cheq Technologies Ltd. develops automated brand safety platform. It provides tool to protect the advertisers from negative content association and digital ad fraud. The company was founded by Guy Tytunovich and Ehud Levy and is headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1997 - Current



UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. Our focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of: Poverty Reduction and Achievement of the MDGs Democratic Governance Crisis Prevention and Recovery Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women. The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP. In each country office, the UNDP Resident Representative normally also serves as the Resident Coordinator of development activities for the United Nations system as a whole. Through such coordination, UNDP seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board

Opportunity International, Inc. operates as a non profit organization that provides small business loans, savings, insurance and training. The firm's focus areas are agriculture, education and technology. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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National Foundation for the Center for Disease Control provide public health services. Its programs include global health, chronic disease and birth defects, infectious disease, injury and violence and environmental health. The company was founded in 1995 and ie headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

$1,000 +

National Foundation for the Center for Disease Control provide public health services. Its programs include global health, chronic disease and birth defects, infectious disease, injury and violence and environmental health. The company was founded in 1995 and ie headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

$25K - $50K

William J. Clinton Foundation works to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protects the environment, by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and private citizens. The foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results - global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity & economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.

Political Donations

Former Senator from Florida


Senior Advisor at King & Spalding LLP


DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

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FlipGive, Inc. provides technology for fundraising and social responsibility programs. The firm enables its community groups, such as sports teams, schools, churches, athletes, and community organizations to create fundraising page, shop and earn cash back, invite teams, share brands with friends and family and withdraw funds. The company was founded by Lee J. W. Nicholas, Elissa Beckett, Steve Croth and Mark Bachman in 2008 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Awards & Honors
State University of New York College at Cortland
Haverford College
Georgetown University
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