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C O R E Y E N G E L E N . C O M
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Corey Engelen is the director of the
Denver-based UN Diplomatic Services
Corp., which coordinates and funds clean
water in...
E A R LY Y E A R S
E A R LY Y E A R S
Engelen was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. In high
school, Corey was active in many activitie...
E A R LY Y E A R S
Finding BMX racing to be such a
good exercise, Engelen went on
to form his own racing team made
up of f...
E A R LY Y E A R S
Though Corey learned a lot from these experience, he
eventually grew tired of working for others, so he...
T O WA R D S A W I D E R P E R S P E C T I V E
T O WA R D S A W I D E R P E R S P E C T I V E
Moving from his small town roots, Corey Engelen left for the
city of Des Mo...
T O WA R D S A W I D E R P E R S P E C T I V E
This eventually turned into what Corey
does today, converting material asse...
T H E U . N . S E R V I C E S C O R P.
T H E U . N . D I P L O M AT I C S E R V I C E S C O R P.
Corey travels six months out of the year, and is in West Africa ...
T H E U . N . D I P L O M AT I C S E R V I C E S C O R P.
Corey Engelen’s role is that of a
financial agent on the behalf ...
T H E U . N . D I P L O M AT I C S E R V I C E S C O R P.
Corey’s work with the Diplomatic Services Corp. has allowed him ...
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Meet Corey Engelen: Colorado and the World

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Corey Engelen is the Director of the U.N. Diplomatic Corp., a Denver-based organization dedicated to economically empowering West African Nations. Engelen is also Ambassador of Trade to Japan from Somalia, Executive Director of Help Somalia and Help Horn of Africa, and President of Aculift America. Engelen graduated with a BA in Business Admin from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver in 1991. In 2000 he received his MBA from Kennedy Western at Cheyenne Wyoming. Today Corey Engelen lives with his wife and four children outside of Denver, Colorado.

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Meet Corey Engelen: Colorado and the World

  1. 1. M E E T C O R E Y E N G E L E N C O R E Y E N G E L E N . C O M @ C O R E Y E N G E L E N
  2. 2. Corey Engelen is the director of the Denver-based UN Diplomatic Services Corp., which coordinates and funds clean water initiatives throughout West Africa. Corey is also the Ambassador of Trade to Japan from Somalia, the Executive Director of Help Somalia and Help Horn of Africa, and the President of Aculift America. Engelen holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business (Cum Laude) and an MBA from Kennedy Western–Cheyenne Wyoming.
  3. 3. E A R LY Y E A R S
  4. 4. E A R LY Y E A R S Engelen was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. In high school, Corey was active in many activities and sports including baseball, golf, track, and starting his own business. He couldn’t play football on account of his father being a chiropractor, but Corey did get into BMX racing in his teens.
  5. 5. E A R LY Y E A R S Finding BMX racing to be such a good exercise, Engelen went on to form his own racing team made up of friends that he ran around with. They landed a sponsorship with Mongoose, a leader in BMX products. Corey worked odd jobs in high school that included Adventureland, Mcdonald’s, Hy- Vee Food Stores, and Pace Warehouse (now known as Sams Club).
  6. 6. E A R LY Y E A R S Though Corey learned a lot from these experience, he eventually grew tired of working for others, so he decided to form his own business. Borrowing $3,500 from a bank with a little help from his parents got him got him started in screen-printing. His business went on to be successful and remained open for 4 years.
  7. 7. T O WA R D S A W I D E R P E R S P E C T I V E
  8. 8. T O WA R D S A W I D E R P E R S P E C T I V E Moving from his small town roots, Corey Engelen left for the city of Des Moines, Iowa where Corey attended college in the area. Following college, Corey went into the consulting business with the US government being a main client. Furthering his career, about 10 years ago he began working with a UN diplomat as an advisor.
  9. 9. T O WA R D S A W I D E R P E R S P E C T I V E This eventually turned into what Corey does today, converting material assets into liquid currency in order to provide humanitarian needs such as roads and schools. Foreign Humanitarian Projects are what Corey specializes in today as the director of UN Diplomatic Services. His area of focus is West Africa and he works closely with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). !
  10. 10. T H E U . N . S E R V I C E S C O R P.
  11. 11. T H E U . N . D I P L O M AT I C S E R V I C E S C O R P. Corey travels six months out of the year, and is in West Africa four times a year. Being in these poverty stricken areas regularly, Corey finds it eye-opening to see the circumstances these people live in first hand. Upon his first trip he gave away every dollar he had. The locations that Corey visits frequently lack resources, access to clean water, and basic facilities that many westerners take for granted. ! !
  12. 12. T H E U . N . D I P L O M AT I C S E R V I C E S C O R P. Corey Engelen’s role is that of a financial agent on the behalf of West African nations. His job involves him traveling to these countries to gather commodities such as titanium, gold, and diamonds. He than takes these commodities to Europe and Asia to monetize them. After successfully selling these commodities at a competitive price point, Corey brings the proceeds back to Africa to help establish infrastructure where it is needed most.
  13. 13. T H E U . N . D I P L O M AT I C S E R V I C E S C O R P. Corey’s work with the Diplomatic Services Corp. has allowed him to establish relationships with numerous diplomatic organizations and thought leaders throughout Africa and the world. After working extensively to bringing economic empowerment to West Africa, Corey was sought out to continue the same work in Somalia as the Ambassador of trade to Japan. His work entails drumming up support for investment in Somalian business and increased trade in Somalian good. This in turn has lead to his charitable works with Help Somalia and Help Horn of Africa.
  14. 14. M E E T C O R E Y E N G E L E N C O R E Y E N G E L E N . C O M @ C O R E Y E N G E L E N

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