National Alumni Engagement Manager, Upwardly Global
Emmanuel Imah is a social innovator and nonprofit professional with many years of experience in the nonprofit, government, and technology sectors. He participated in the ProInspire Managing for Success 2015 SF Bay Area cohort. Emmanuel currently manages the national alumni program of Upwardly Global, a national non-profit organization that helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants and refugees rebuild their professional careers in the U.S. In addition to engaging 4200+ members of the Upwardly Global alumni community, Emmanuel works with groups of high-skilled and experienced immigrant and refugee professionals in US companies to conceptualize and execute programs that promote a United States where skilled immigrants are seamlessly integrated into the professional workforce and the fabric of American life and are recognized for the value they add to both.
Emmanuel joined Upwardly Global in 2011 to oversee the volunteer and corporate relations services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Upwardly Global, he worked extensively on social mobilization in rural areas of Nigeria, and with economically-vulnerable populations in the San Francisco Bay Area in workforce development and energy efficiency programs. Emmanuel holds an MBA, an undergraduate degree in Public Relations & Advertising and, a certificate in renewable energy.