March 14, 2013
DAI CEO Jim Boomgard hosted a business association luncheon March 12 honoring His Excellency Ali Zeidan, Prime Minister of Libya, who was in Washington, D.C., for his first official visit.
The luncheon, attended by 60 other firms and held at the Willard Hotel, was also the Prime Minister’s first meeting with business leaders in the United States.
During the luncheon, Boomgard spoke with the Prime Minister about DAI’s experience in Libya working with the Private Investment Board and the Ministry of Local Government as well as other ways DAI can help Libya to diversify its economy.
In prepared remarks, Prime Minister Zeidan and Foreign Minister Abdel Aziz described private sector engagement as essential for accomplishing the core goals of the Libyan revolution, namely integrating former fighters back into the national workforce.
Both leaders pledged to remove impediments to foreign investment. In addition to meeting with business leaders, the Prime Minister also met with President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Members of Congress.
DAI is delighted to welcome Alueshima Utsaha as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Alueshima will work through September at DAI, focusing on Health governance and leadership in addition to, conducting desk research in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programming as well as how enhanced domestic resource mobilization could be used to bolster HIV programs in developing countries.Read More