Global Offices

Since 1970, we have worked in more than 150 countries, from stable societies and high-growtheconomies to challenging environments racked by political or military conflict. At any one time we are likely to have active projects in 90 or more countries. This worldwide portfolio is supported from corporate offices in Belgium, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

United States, Management and Business Development Team

Multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary to the core—global in outlook and approach—DAI’s staff are steeped in the challenges of delivering development solutions in the field. They are committed to sharing our innovation and experience to inform international development practices worldwide.

Tamara Stanton

Vice President, Business Development | [email protected]

Tamara Stanton

Tamara heads the company’s business development efforts with the U.S. Government. She has led teams throughout the company to support every aspect of new business strategy and execution. Tamara recently served as the Innovation and Engagement Advisor on the USAID Grand Challenges for Development program where she worked hand-in-hand with USAID and other bilateral donors to develop open innovation programming with a particular emphasis on new approaches to improve adoption and scaling.


Edwin Berk

Director, New Business Development, Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan | [email protected]

Edwin Berk

Edwin heads business development efforts in the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan. He has made a career of building the businesses of professional services companies where public and private sectors intersect. In 2012, he was posted to Amman, Jordan to concentrate on developing business in the Middle East and North Africa region. In 2014 he returned to DAI’s U.S. headquarters to continue unearthing and structuring project opportunities while adding Afghanistan to his portfolio.


Dan Charette

Director, New Business Development, Asia | [email protected]

Dan Charette

Dan manages a seven-person team and oversees all business development functions for the Asia region including pipeline management and financial forecasting, capture management, resource allocation, and proposal execution.


Sani Daher

Vice President, Global, LAC, Europe Region | [email protected]

Sani Daher

Sani leads delivery of DAI’s global projects, as well as those in Europe and Latin America. He rejoined DAI in 2005 after serving as CEO of the Palestine Trade Center. He has more than 20 years of experience in trade competitiveness, regulated industries, executive management consulting for associations and businesses, and medical device design, manufacturing, and marketing.


Baigal Darambazar

Vice President, Contracts and Procurement | [email protected]

Baigal Darambazar

Baigal leads the Contracts and Procurement office, which provides support in administering contracts, refining related policies, procedures and training, and guiding field teams on contract requirements and regulations. She serves as our expert on contracts, grants, subcontract management and procurement. Baigal has more than 16 years of international development experience primarily overseas in project management, as well as in federal government contracts and grants management.


David Hall

Director, New Business Development, Africa Region | [email protected]

David Hall

David leads the company’s business development efforts in sub-Saharan Africa. David manages an eight-person team and oversees all business development functions in the sub-Saharan Africa portfolio, including pipeline management and financial forecasting, capture management, resource allocation, and proposal execution. Prior to starting in this role, David led program development in the social entrepreneurship space, and held technical and project management positions in DAI’s Governance sector.


Duke Burruss

Vice President, Africa Region | [email protected]

Duke Burruss

Duke manages the company’s Africa portfolio. He joined DAI in 2010, bringing deep technical expertise in agricultural and rural development, marketing and distribution, competitive value chains, international trade, and public-private partnerships, all of which complement his impact-driven approach to managing program operations, finance, and partner relationships.


Paola Lang

Director, New Business Development, Global Region | [email protected]

Paola Lang

Paola heads new business development for Latin America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. She joined DAI in 2004 as a member of DAI’s business development team and has served in a variety of related positions since then—building off 20 years of experience in program design and implementation. Prior to joining DAI, Paola served as Chief of Party in Africa and Eastern Europe and conducted field work worldwide focused on different facets of economic growth, including public-private partnerships.


Bruce Spake

Vice President, MENA/Afghanistan Region | [email protected]

Bruce Spake

Bruce leads the company’s development initiatives in the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan. Bruce joined DAI in 1982 as a member of the North Shaba Agriculture and Rural Development Project in Zaire. He has worked in various leadership roles, including as Vice President of DAI’s work in Crisis and Conflict Mitigation and in Democratic Governance. Bruce speaks fluent French, Swahili, and Lingala.


Walter Weaver

Vice President, Asia Region | [email protected]

Walter Weaver

Walter leads the company’s development initiatives in Asia. He has more than 20 years of experience working on diverse development projects worldwide. Walter is a skilled project manager in environment and sustainable development and natural resource topics. He has experience conducting research and analysis, performing assessments, engaging stakeholders, developing strategies and workplans, conducting outreach, coordinating with donors and partners, and facilitating workshops and events.

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