Ramsey C. Day
Nonresident Scholar, Africa Program


Ramsey Day is a nonresident scholar in the Carnegie Africa Program. He is the head of strategy and business development at Lumenix USA, a leading AI technology firm. Previously, he has held several positions at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), including serving as the assistant administrator for Africa, where he spearheaded foreign assistance policy development, budget planning, and program operations across sub-Saharan Africa, as well as overseeing government-wide initiatives such as Power Africa and Prosper Africa. Additionally, he served as the USAID/Montenegro country representative and held roles in the George W. Bush administration as the chief of public liaison and chief of staff for the Europe and Eurasia bureau.

Prior to joining USAID, Ramsey was the Senior Director for the Center for Global Impact at the International Republican Institute (IRI) designing and planning initiatives to advance democracy and freedom around the world. He also served as IRI’s Country Director in Amman, Jordan from 2014 to 2017.

Ramsey holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) focusing on international affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

MPA, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, BA, University of MMississippi