The Initiative for Global Development joins the world in mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a tremendous leader who recognized the potential that existed within South Africa, and helped the country realize that potential.
Ambassador Mark Green, President and CEO of IGD, remembered Mandela, stating, “I never met anyone like President Mandela. He was strong, yet gentle; charismatic yet humble, noble, yet a man of the people, and the list goes on and on. I remember the first time I met President Mandela at dinner during my first-term as Congressman. I introduced myself by saying, ‘Mr. President, thank you for making it okay again to be the son of a South African.”
His legacy will continue to inspire generations of South Africans, and truly individuals all over the world, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the many lives that have been touched by this great man.