Fredrick Anyanwu is chief development officer (CDO) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and brings over 15 years of fundraising leadership. As CDO, Fredrick provides strategic leadership to the resource development team in support of CSIS’s policy research programs and Center-wide initiatives. Born and raised in Nigeria, he experienced firsthand the impact of failed policies and governance on societies. Fredrick visited and collaborated with long-term development programs globally, including in Thailand, Myanmar, Honduras, Ghana, Benin, Rwanda, Malawi, Jordan, and South Africa. Prior to joining CSIS, he served as chief philanthropy officer (CPO) for the Elton John AIDS Foundation where he strengthened its major gifts program. As CPO, he led the implementation of key infrastructure improvements that contributed to significant growth in annual revenue from major donors not attending events. Fredrick previously served as associate vice president (AVP) of resource development for CARE, where he led the expansion of its resource mobilization among high-net-worth individuals across the United States. Prior to serving as AVP, he was executive director for major gifts for western region, where he led CARE’s fundraising efforts and successfully engaged Silicon Valley philanthropists. Fredrick graduated from Pepperdine University with a master of public policy with an emphasis on international relations and economics. As part of his graduate program, he interned with the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Switzerland, where he was acknowledged for his contribution to the WHO research initiative, Tough Choices: Investing in health for development. Fredrick also holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Azusa Pacific University. He serves on the board of the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science at UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability.