Carlos Madjri Sanvee

Secretary General @ World YMCA

Carlos began his YMCA journey as a volunteer in his home country of Togo where he recruited new members as part of the organisation’s revitalisation. He would later hold staff positions as Leadership Development Secretary and Deputy General Secretary.

In 1999, Carlos moved to Geneva to serve World YMCA as Executive Secretary of Finance and Administration where he would be integral in the development of World YMCA’s strategic direction and the subsequent Global Operating Plan. Carlos would return to Africa in 2007 as General Secretary of the African Alliance of YMCAs; a post he’d hold for 12 years.

Last July, Carlos became the first African to be elected Secretary General of World YMCA, officially taking post in January.