Matthew Breman

  • Regional Director, Africa
  • United States

Matthew has more than 25 years of multi-sector program management experience, including work for global government, non-profit, and private sector organizations. He has spent more than 10 years advancing youth economic opportunities, and is especially passionate about the power of youth and sport to drive social change. Matthew currently serves as Africa Regional Director, providing technical and operational oversight of a $30M program portfolio, and as a member of IYF’s Senior Management Team. He is also Co-Chair for the Society for International Development’s Youth in Development workgroup. Past leadership positions include Director for Africa programs at Chemonics International; Director of Civic Engagement at Citizen Schools; Cape Verde Country Director for Peace Corps; and Angola Country Representative for Catholic Relief Services. Matthew holds a bachelor's degree with honors in American Studies from Brandeis University and a Master of Arts in International Relations with concentrations in International Economics and Social Change and Development from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Matthew is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) from Guinea-Bissau and has worked in more than 25 countries. He speaks French, Portuguese, and Cape Verdean/Guinean Creole and is proficient in Spanish.

Facts About Matthew Breman
  • Languages: French, English, Portuguese
  • Country of birth United States
  • Hobbies: Soccer, hiking, and biking