Our Global Executive Team ensures that DAI’s passion for development is delivered with the discipline of a business. Embracing the rigors of the marketplace—competition and innovation—they set the standards for a company dedicated to delivering both development results and development value. The team is led by Jim Boomgard, who reports to DAI’s Board.

James Boomgard

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim has worked at the forefront of economic development issues for more than 30 years in more than 30 countries.

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Nate Bourns

Vice President, Global Operations

Nate works across all DAI business units and corporate offices to build a next-generation operating model, beginning with key geographies such as India and Nigeria.

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Jean Gilson

Senior Vice President, Global Strategy

Jean leads the firm’s work on strategy, market analysis, external relations, and communications.

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Michael Jakobowski

Chief Financial Officer

Michael has more than 20 years of management and consulting experience, including in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, business process integration, and 11 years in public accounting with Price Waterhouse, Coopers & Lybrand, and Johnson Lambert.

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Christopher Lockett

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DAI Europe

Christopher leads DAI’s operations in Europe and oversees our work for clients such as the U.K. Department for International Development and the European Commission.

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Christopher LeGrand

President, DAI Global Health

Christopher LeGrand joined DAI in the fall of 2015 with a mandate to advance DAI’s global health portfolio, focusing on emerging health markets and the next generation of health solutions.

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Zan Northrip

Senior Vice President, U.S. Government Business Unit

Zan leads the development, marketing, and delivery of DAI’s technical solutions for the U.S. government services market.

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Helle Weeke

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Helle is DAI’s principal legal advisor, responsible for managing all of the firm’s legal affairs.

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