Tine Knott Appointed President of DAI

June 26, 2024

DAI today announced the appointment of Tine Knott as President. In this role, Knott will partner closely with DAI Chief Executive Officer Jim Boomgard across the full range DAI’s leadership responsibilities—strategy, operations, finance, and governance—while directly overseeing DAI’s development sector and private consulting businesses, and leading operations worldwide.

“By unifying our core business and critical operational functions, we can expect better strategic and tactical alignment, faster and better decision making, and ultimately improved business performance,” said Dr. Boomgard in announcing the appointment to staff. “Please join me in congratulating Tine on this milestone promotion.”

Knott will continue to report to Dr. Boomgard. Before assuming her current role, Knott served as Executive Vice President for Strategy and Global Operations and before that as Senior Vice President of DAI’s U.S. Government Business, the company’s largest business unit.

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“I am honored to take on this new leadership role,” said Knott. “Our clients—governments, investors, and businesses all over the world—face escalating challenges on numerous fronts, from climate change and the energy transition to inclusive economic growth and global health security. DAI is extraordinarily well equipped to help our customers take on such challenges. I am committed to ensuring that DAI remains an assured and responsive partner in our collective efforts to shape a more livable world.”

Knott joined DAI in 2011. In 2017, she launched and led DAI’s Center for Secure and Stable States with a mission to raise the bar for development and security programming in fragile environments. For the three years prior, she was Managing Director for Governance, Transition, and Stability, responsible for the company’s governance, stabilization, political transition, countering violent extremism, peacebuilding, citizen security, and public financial management portfolio.

Before joining DAI, Tine spent 15 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington D.C., Jordan, Mozambique, Ghana, and Peru. In her final USAID assignment, as Senior Development Advisor in Jordan, she developed cross-sectoral and politically sensitive programming in human rights, good governance, and poverty, and was responsible for managing relationships with host government counterparts, other U.S. Government agencies, civil society, and the media.



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