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Charles L. Frankel

Honorary Consul, Honorary Consulate of Botswana

Charles L. Frankel


Charles L. Frankel has had extensive experience as an entrepreneur and manager in private, public and nonprofit enterprises, as well as significant involvement in community development in the U.S. and abroad.

Among other activities, Frankel owned and managed a helicopter dealership, furniture manufacturer, and travel agency, served on the staff of U.S. Senator Thomas Kuchel (California), was senior staff at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and was Botswana Country Director for Peace Corps. He has directed a U.S. based adult education program in foreign policy and ethics, and has created and managed an international charitable giving program for a San Francisco-based corporation.

For the past decade, he has consulted with nonprofit organizations and foundations on a variety of organizational issues, and fills directorships on an interim basis. Frankel has served on the boards of the World Affairs Council of Northern California and the National Peace Corps Association, and is past Chair of the Board of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.

He received both his BA and MBA from Harvard University.

Last updated on 05/04/2018