Ben Leo is CEO and co-founder of Fraym, a geospatial data analytics company focused on the African continent. Fraym is the leading source of hyper-local social, economic, and security data on African population. Leo also is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development. He has conducted extensive applied research on African statistical systems, energy access and demand, data acquisition methods, and African financing issues. His work has been cited in numerous major media outlets. Previously Leo served as Global Policy Director at the ONE Campaign. In 2011, he worked for the African Union as a facilitator and technical expert in the secession negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan. Leo has worked at the White House as the Director for African Affairs, advising the President and national security advisor on central, eastern, and southern Africa and economic issues. Additionally, he helped design and implement several development initiatives at the U.S. Treasury.