Our Team

Multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary to the core—global in outlook and approach—DAI’s technical leaders 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.

As Country Director for Nigeria, Joe Abah provides technical and strategic inputs to DAI’s existing portfolio of projects, in addition to supporting business development initiatives.

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Fatima Adamu is a sociologist by training with particular expertise in gender, poverty, and equity issues in northern Nigeria.

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Dr. Adetoro Adeyemi Adegoke has more than 20 years of experience working and managing reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; health system strengthening; human resources for health; and education programmes.

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Alia Afshar-Gandhi is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of economic growth, workforce development, and competitiveness projects in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

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Christina Aguila provides program design services, technical analysis and implementation, and project management for multinational energy companies, trade associations, and government clients engaged in corporate social responsibility and local content strategies.

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As a former scholarship recipient of a USAID Guatemala leadership scholarship program, Carla Aguilar began her professional career working with displaced populations in Guatemala during the Civil War.

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Dr. Emil Agustiono is a medical doctor and clinical epidemiologist with more than 30 years of experience working at the national, provincial, and district level in Indonesia on issues ranging from pandemic preparedness and response to disaster planning to antimicrobial resistance and food safety.

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Corin Armstrong, a member of our Business Development team, has more than 10 years of experience supporting the design, implementation, and management of governance and economic development programmes.

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Miguel Baca is a development specialist with extensive experience in the Middle East, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region.

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As Senior Vice President of DAI Global Health, Jenny Baker provides vision, leadership, and operational direction to an expanding health business delivering integrated solutions that strengthen health systems and build global health security for a diverse set of clients.

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Annie Baldridge has a background in law and public health and has been working in international development for the last eight years. She joined DAI after consulting with the company for two years and is now is a senior global practice specialist in DAI Global Health.

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From her early research in cultural anthropology to subsequent work in management consulting, Krista Baptista has always been engaged around ways to do things better and empower entrepreneurs to use new skills and tools.

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Estera Barbarasa specializes in designing and implementing programs in workforce development, economic growth, market-driven skills development, youth, and gender.

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Brenda Barrett has supported political stabilization and peace-building programs in more than 20 countries, and brings 25 years of experience.

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Carolina Benevides Lima was formerly an investment banker at Nomura in New York, where she covered the consumer and retail sector and later, Latin America.

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Edwin Berk has made a career of building the businesses of professional services companies where public and private sectors intersect.

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Melanie Bittle is a Principal Global Practice Specialist for DAI’s Agriculture and Market Systems practice.

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Robert Bond is Chief of Party for the Ukraine Financial Sector Transformation (FST) project.

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Elodie Brandamir has more than 15 years of experience managing public health programs in challenging environments.

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Peter Brimble has worked extensively in Central, Southeast, and North Asia on industrial efficiency, investment promotion, foreign direct investment, private sector development, and public policy issues.

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An innovation and investment specialist, Nora is an expert in designing and managing development innovation and private capital mobilization projects for a variety of clients, notably the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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Julie Browning joined DAI in 2018 as Director of Governance Programming for Asia, overseeing governance projects throughout the Asia Region.

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Neil Browning leads quantitative and qualitative economic studies in emerging and frontier markets, and specializes in data collection and econometric analysis in challenging environments; and the development of business plans, policies and national strategies to maximize economic growth.

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Till Bruett has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector including commercial banking, microfinance, and digital finance.

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Felicity Buckle coordinates DAI’s land portfolio across a variety of donors, supporting business development and programme management teams.

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Duke Burruss has deep technical expertise in agricultural and rural development, marketing and distribution, competitive value chains, international trade, and public-private partnerships, and has managed numerous complex regional projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Larry Campbell has been at DAI for more than 16 years. He oversees the global IT department that supports offices in more than 50 countries.

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Arthur Carlson is an international development practitioner with 25 years of experience leading complex projects in emergency response, community development, refugee assistance, infrastructure, and institutional system strengthening.

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Kevin Carlucci focuses on resource use efficiency (water, energy) and governance of land and its natural resources. He has particular interest in environmental finance, such as payments for ecosystem services, and in working to demystify how to access climate adaptation funding.

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Stephen Carpenter is a governance specialist with 15 years of experience whose field-based work has focused on anticorruption, public financial management, customs modernization, and institutional strengthening.

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Sean Caselli-Mechael is the New Business Manager for the Center for Secure and Stable States.

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In his role as research director for the Center for Secure and Stable States (CS3), Kevin Casey is bringing expertise to CS3’s projects to increase the quality and impact of project research.

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Lauren Caskey has more than 20 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing donor- and private sector-funded programs that aim to improve access to economic opportunities, promote economic recovery, and support community resiliency.

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Andrea Chartock’s work focuses on promoting economic growth and designing and managing monitoring and evaluation of projects.

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Chetna Chawla is Technology Director of DAI Global Health and has more than 20 years’ experience in technology consulting, delivering high-impact electronic governance programs.

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Nabil Chemaly is a senior water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) development expert with more than 15 years of experience working in Africa and the Middle East.

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Chuck Chopak is a Senior Principal Global Practice Specialist in Agriculture and Market Systems.

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At the Center for Digital Acceleration, Rachel identifies, researches, and designs digital development solutions and works on business acquisition.

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While in graduate school for international development, Carmen Conley was surprised to learn there was an emerging field of international democracy assistance, where she could apply her practical U.S. political experience in campaigns to her development studies.

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Mily Cortés-Posas has more than 15 years of experience in renewable energy and cleaner production, working for the last six years for DAI in Honduras as a renewable energy and cleaner production specialist.

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Donal Cotter has more than more than 23 years of experience in the fields of finance and economic growth, including 15 years of experience in international development. He has held management roles on five major donor-funded economic growth initiatives in transitioning economies.

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Tate Crowards is an Associate Analyst with the Sustainable Business Group (SBG) with a background in research synthesis and both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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Sani Daher, Chief Operating Officer for the USG programs, overseas all regions of the unit, contracts, and operations.

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Noemi Danao-Schroeder most recently served as Chief of Party for the United for Justice project in Honduras, a position to which she brought over 30 years of international development experience.

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Sara Danish is a Latin-Americanist with a background in democratic governance and violence prevention. She designs and implements citizen security projects.

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Gareth Davies is a Senior Principal Global Practice Specialist with DAI and a nine-time Chief of Party managing projects focused on complex economic, trade an public financial management reforms.

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Dr. Nitish C. Debnath pioneered the One Health movement in Bangladesh in 2007 jointly with veterinarians, physicians and environmental scientists, and launched a new professional organization called One Health Bangladesh.

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Peter Dimitroff holds more than 25 years of international development and project management experience, primarily in the Middle East and Afghanistan and focusing on anti-corruption, budget transparency, legislative strengthening, and women’s empowerment.

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Matthew Dixon is an environment and project management professional focused on further strengthening business operations and project finance in the Sustainable Business Group.

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Lief Doerring is a senior international development expert, leader, and portfolio manager with more than 20 years of experience working in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific.

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For the last decade, Keith Doxtater has provided strategic direction and project management expertise from both the field and home office for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) projects in Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, the Philippines, Somalia, and Sri Lanka.

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With a consistent focus on the integration of user-centered design in digital development, Talia conducts digital strategic analyses, manages digital projects, and supports the Center for Digital Acceleration in its innovation work, for example by managing the implementation of digital prizes and challenges.

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Elizabeth Elfman, a health specialist, began her career in Massachusetts working to accelerate health care delivery. Seven years later she has accrued a vast array of experience working and studying health systems.

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Jeanne Ellis is a Director for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, where she manages a portfolio of projects in social impact management, local content development, and corporate social investment.

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Clive English is a highly experienced project manager and adviser with more than 35 years of project experience in Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South Asia.

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Thomas Erdmann specializes in natural resources management. A trained forester, he offers expertise in community forestry, agroforesty, ecoregional or landscape-scale conservation and development, conservation forestry, and land use planning.

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Juan Estrada-Valle is an international expert in agriculture, trade, investment, and stability.

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Arsalan Faheem works with our London-based Private Sector Development practice, where he is responsible for advising DAI’s portfolio of economic development programmes, as well as growing the practice through client development.

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Jeremy Finch heads up the internal audit, ethics, and compliance functions for DAI Europe. As such, he is the custodian of the control environment for the company and its complex network across the project portfolio as well as being the liaison for DAI Europe’s formidable ethics policy and exemplary code of business conduct.

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As Associate Manager for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group (SBG), Amy Fisher supports the financial and operational structures of SBG’s business unit, in addition to supporting project management across SBG’s portfolio of projects.

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Darrell Freund has advised clients and governments in more than 20 countries in economic development, social development and protection, infrastructure, and government administration and civil service.

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Christina brings 10 years of experience in sustainable development, anti-corruption work, public sector governance, and political economy analysis across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

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Natawnee Fritz oversees the market analysis, research, and strategy development and implementation for DAI’s U.S. Government business unit.

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Natasha Gaskin-Peters is an economist with experience in both micro- and macroeconomics with DAI’s Sustainable Business Group.

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Craig Geddes brings more than 16 years of experience working in both domestic and international markets focusing on government relations initiatives and development programs in education, protection, youth, gender and citizen advocacy.

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Andrew Giganti joined DAI’s Sustainable Business Group as the Assistant for its Finance and Operations team.

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Polly Gillingam joined DAI in 2000 and has 25 years of experience in the international development sector.

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Drawing on a professional background that combines laboratory-based research and global health, Amethyst supports DAI’s Fleming Fund grant activities, which build the institutional and diagnostic capacity of laboratories and other organizations to perform surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Enrique Giraldo has more than 20 years of experience in tax policy and administration, demonstrated management credentials in leading U.S. Agency for International Development projects, and established credibility with Salvadoran counterparts.

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Johannes “John” Go has grants management, operational, and financial experience, having worked on various DAI programs since 2000.

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Leslie Gonzales is an international development professional with nearly 20 years of experience designing, implementing, managing and evaluating gender, youth, and stabilization programs in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America, and Eastern Europe.

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Eduardo Gonzalez-Pier is an economist with more than 20 years of experience in the health and social security sectors.

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Ric Goodman’s focus is on solutions to extreme poverty and vulnerability, often in hard to reach areas. He broadened his work to include the provision of goods and services to populations in remote areas, often in fragile ecosystems and environments, where people’s livelihoods are inherently fragile.

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Bill Grant has played an important role in the development and application of subsector and value chain approaches.

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Deborah Greebon is an education and capacity building specialist with more than 15 years of experience developing, managing, and evaluating projects across Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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Since joining DAI in 2000, Colleen Green has served as a microfinance specialist providing short-term support to bank downscaling and other programs to benefit micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises

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For 30 years, Jonathan Greenham has focused on identifying new options for agribusiness entrepreneurs in developing countries, improving production, increasing access to markets, and forging public-private partnerships.

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As part of DAI’s Environment team, Rhiannon Gulick melds technical expertise in natural resource management, energy and climate change with practical experience in business development, facilitation, and technical writing.

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Shikha Gupta is the Senior Strategic Advisor helping DAI’s Sustainable Business Group (SBG) grow in a systematic way without losing its business culture, client focus, and high-quality product offerings.

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Jay Gutzwiller manages DAI’s portfolio of USAID-funded projects in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as Washington, D.C.-based global programs.

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Nandi Hall is Director of Economic Growth, with more than 15 years of experience working in international development in both the private and nongovernmental sector.

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David Hall is the Global Practice Manager, Public Financial Management and Fiscal Transparency, in DAI’s Governance sector.

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Asha Harrison is a project manager with experience bringing innovative project design and management approaches to conflict, transitional, and stabilization contexts.

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As Vice President for the Center for Secure and Stable States (CS3), Jez Haslam leads a team responsible for research, design, delivery and future development of the technical and operational aspects of CS3’s program portfolio.

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Patrick Henry leads the Centre for Local Business Development in Guyana.

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Specializing in public finance, Eunice Heredia-Ortiz has helped governments in many countries transform their fiscal policy and management, laying the foundations for more efficient and accountable use of public resources, better public service delivery, and improved living standards.

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Kate Heuisler is a Principal Digital and Innovation Advisor.

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Mark Higgins serves as a Principal Development Specialist with the USAID BRIDGE project, where he is the lead for integrated program design and implementation.

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Said Abu Hijleh, DAI Country Director in Palestine, is an executive manager and private enterprise development specialist with more than 25 years of experience building economic resilience and creating market linkages for the West Bank and Gaza.

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Anne-Sofia Holmberg is a Project Director responsible for management of our portfolio of European Union programmes and a team of project managers.

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Rebecca Homan supports product development, technical delivery, and new business efforts for the Supplier Registration Portal (SRP), the Sustainable Business Group’s software tool.

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Leland Howard is the Strategic Recruitment Manager for DAI’s Center for Secure and Stable States.

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Don Humpal has worked for more than 30 years on agricultural production, postharvest handling and storage, marketing, and food safety programs, primarily in Africa as well as in Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and Middle East.

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Bronwyn Irwin is an agricultural economist who specializes in strengthening agricultural market systems to increase competitiveness while preserving natural resources, increasing food security, and integrating gender.

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Antonio Iskandar is leading DAI’s efforts in the Citizen Security area by supporting business development efforts, the generation of knowledge and technical products, and the successful implementation of projects within that practice.

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Bobby Jefferson, a leader in the field of information and communications technology for development, works to expand DAI’s range of digital health services.

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Jeremy Kanthor oversees DAI’s technical sectors and business development for our work with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the State Department, and other U.S. Government clients.

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Jeremy Keeton specializes in biodiversity conservation and climate change, with an emphasis on environmental governance, climate change adaptation, and anti-wildlife trafficking.

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Olga Kent is an international development professional with a background in finance and accounting.

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Zobaidul Haque Khan is a medical doctor turned epidemiologist with 39 years of professional experience, including more than 21 years in the public health sector.

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Umer Khanzada is providing technical leadership to DAI’s European approach to effective monitoring and evaluation and to support all efforts geared towards Managing for Development Results across the entire portfolio.

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Hélène Kirémidjian has 10 years of professional experience in analysis, design, and implementation of economic growth projects focusing on value chain development and business enabling environment reform.

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Alexander Kitain is a Harvard-trained public administration professional with a unique combination of skills in tax policy, tax and customs administration, tax and financial accounting, trade, economics, and public finance.

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Tine oversees the development, marketing, and delivery of DAI’s development solutions for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the State Department, and other U.S. Government clients.

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Rémy Kormos has more than 22 years of experience in international business law, implementing business environment reform, commercial law, and judicial reform in developing and transitioning countries.

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Dr. Rodion Kraus is a Senior Technical Adviser for DAI Global Health and the Project Director for the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Program (TDDAP), which works in six countries to strengthen health systems and institutions to deliver better health security and improve disease preparedness and response.

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Marina Krivoshlykova specializes in enterprise development and competitiveness. She provides technical assistance and management support to private sector development projects worldwide, focusing on issues of value chain strengthening, market analysis, and design of strategies for firm and industry competitiveness.

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John Leckie has 19 years of international project experience in the land, natural resources, and environment sectors in Europe, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, and South America.

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Sarah Leigh-Hunt has worked with parliaments, political parties, electoral bodies, and civil society organizations in a range of contexts, and has expertise applying a political economy lens to project planning and implementation.

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Tom Lenaghan is a specialist in agricultural value chain and market systems approaches to development.

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Glen Lockwood is a seasoned expatriate project manager who studied at Princeton University in the United States and the Ecole Polytechnique in France before working in various capacities in Asia, Europe, and South America.

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Donald Lunan is the Director of the Delivery Unit in DAI’s Europe office, overseeing the implementation of DAI’s portfolio of programmes with multilateral and UK bilateral donors.

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Chris MacDonald is a supply chain management and procurement and contracting professional with 36 years of experience working for Shell International. He advises private-sector clients on local content development strategies for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group.

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Sarah Maguire is the Director of the Governance team at DAI Europe. Sarah practiced at the Bar of England and Wales in criminal defence, immigration, asylum, and family law before joining the U.K. Department for International Development as Senior Human Rights Adviser.

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Sakil Malik is DAI’s Senior Global Practice Lead for Education. He has more than 23 years of experience working in international development and international project management, focused on education in conflict programs.

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Greg Maly has spent his career working at the intersection of global development and diplomacy, technology, and the arts.

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Joey Manfredo is an international development professional with more than a decade of project management and leadership experience in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Ben Mann is a specialist in monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and learning, and the systems that support them.

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John Maris is DAI’s Acting Chief Financial Officer.

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Dan Martinko oversees business development and growth initiatives in public financial management, local governance, public policy reform, education, and good governance.

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Christy Martins has 15 years of international development experience, focused on community development in transition, post-conflict, and post-disaster situations in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa.

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Travis Massar is a development professional with more than 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of programming in the areas of market systems development, livelihoods and food security, financial services, and investment.

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James McIntyre Brown is the Health Practice Director for Europe and joined DAI in May 2017.

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Dr. Andrew McKenzie has more than 30 years of experience in capacity building and management of health systems and services, working in the public sector, the private sector, in universities, and in nongovernmental organisations.

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William McKenzie is a Director within DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, supporting the leadership team in strategy, client relations, organization development, and delivery management.

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Doug McLean provides strategic management and operational support to priority projects and countries and is part of the Sustainable Business Group technical leadership support team in areas related to innovation program design, management of accelerators, small business development, coding, and access to finance.

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Jeffrey Mecaskey has more than 35 years of experience in health and political economics, health policy, and management. He is the Team Leader for the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Program (TDDAP), which works in six countries to strengthen health systems and institutions to deliver better health security and improve disease preparedness and response.

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Alyssa Menz is a Lead Analyst in DAI’s Sustainable Business Group (SBG) specializing in sustainable development, entrepreneurship and innovation, local content, and global supply chain development.

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Chloe Messenger is a Senior Consultant within DAI’s dedicated Center for Digital Acceleration, working across business units and donors to help integrate new technologies into development work.

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For more than 25 years, Chrys Miliaras has helped build sound and inclusive financial systems in more than 20 countries that promote economic growth and reduce poverty.

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Charlotte Mitchell is a public health specialist with more than nine years of wide-ranging United Kingdom and international experience.

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Danijela Kostic performs management, coordination, planning, and assessments of information and communications technology (ICT) projects, writing technical documentation, reviewing ICT components for DAI projects, working on proposals with ICT components, and designing tailored solutions for project beneficiaries.

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Joshua Moraczewski leads DAI Capital’s alternative asset management practice covering both private equity and credit. Joshua has more than 20 years of investment banking and private equity experience working in both developed and emerging markets.

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Michelle Morgan has dedicated her 25-year career to private sector development—and improving local knowledge, skills, and processes for sustained economic growth.

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Galia Nurko is an Associate Digital Specialist at DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration.

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Judith Ogedegbe serves as Executive Director for DAI in Nigeria, responsible for all of DAI’s operations in Nigeria.

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Trevor’s eclectic professional background encompasses technology, electro-mechanical engineering, software development, data analytics, and musical performance.

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Melanie Beth Oliviero has for 35 years worked for human rights and human development. As a strategic adviser on alliances and global business solutions at DAI, she draws on her expertise in corporate social responsibility, global philanthropy, civil society strengthening, and human rights and economic empowerment.

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A professional engineer by training, Bill has led numerous infrastructure and development projects for donors in countries around the world. He contributes to DAI’s water, environment, and infrastructure programs as part of the Technical Services team.

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Ejonta Pashaj learned of DAI through a public administration program DAI was implementing in Albania. Ejonta says she was impressed with how DAI approaches working with local governments, especially the emphasis on citizen participation in municipal decision making.

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Daxa Patel has 18 years of multi-country, multimillion-pound project delivery experience. Daxa has built and led large multicultural teams in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Russia and provided troubleshooting, mentoring support, and expertise to achieve success on both a managerial and consultancy basis.

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Gustavo Payan is an international development specialist with experience in conflict-affected and fragile environments.

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In her role as Business Development Director for the Asia Region, Skye Perske is focused on ensuring strong links between business development and project management.

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Kirsten Pfeiffer leads the design and implementation of complex agriculture market systems and investment facilitation projects.

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Kent Piper has more than 25 years of professional experience, largely in senior or executive management roles. Steeped in various aspects of corporate finance and operations, he also has direct program management experience in client engagements.

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As a Digital Specialist at DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration, Inta Plostins works at the intersection of digital tools and development.

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Ranjith Poola is an analyst with DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, where he provides technical and data analysis support. Ranjith has a passion for using data science to reveal relationships and discover patterns to inform business decision making.

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Alma Porciuncula has been leading DAI’s work in the Philippines on innovative financing for water supply and sanitation projects, policy, and regulatory and utility reform since 1994.

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Eric Postel is a development industry leader with a distinguished record both as a public servant and as a private sector executive focused on emerging and frontier markets.

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David Pottebaum has more than 27 years of technical and managerial experience focusing on institutional and organizational development, public administration transparency and accountability, policy reform, and rural agricultural development.

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Sophia Qadir is a frontier and emerging market analyst at DAI’s Sustainable Business Group (SBG), where she provides transversal support across SBG’s technical portfolio.

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Dr. Paula Quigley is a medical doctor with more than 27 years of experience in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, and health systems strengthening.

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Angie Quintela is an education and governance specialist with a cross-cutting focus on gender and inclusion, and is a founding member of DAI’s education practice.

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Kristi Ragan leads INVEST, a flagship USAID program to research, develop, and build “blended finance” solutions for development challenges.

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Zaki Raheem is private sector development specialist, where he engages in market assessments that look to link micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises and producers to growing markets.

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Bhairav Raja is a Client Lead in DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, based in London.

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Jonathan Randall has been working at the intersection of sustainable economic development, climate change, and environmental conservation for more than 17 years.

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Richard Rapier for 15 years has worked in domestic and international programs addressing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), water and waste resource management, and environmental and social impact assessment and management in infrastructure.

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Dr. Ayesha Rasheed is a public health physician with more than 20 years of donor-funded, health program management experience, including oversight of field epidemiology and laboratory training programs.

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Mark Rasmuson currently serves as Senior Technical and Management Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Preparedness and Response Project.

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Gregg Ravenscroft, DAI’s Commercial Director in our Europe office, has a track record improving operational capacity and profitability across multiple project environments.

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Matthew Roberts leads the Europe office’s Managing for Development Results (MfDR) initiative, which aims to bring together and utilise results data from all of DAI’s projects, regardless of donor, country or sector, and allow the company to take stock of, learn from and communicate its achievements.

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Kristen Roggemann has extensive field experience in the Middle East and Africa working on mobile-for-development initiatives in both public and private sector contexts.

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Ian Rose, a lawyer specializing in land tenure, property rights, and access to justice, has led long-term projects in Colombia, Lebanon, Mozambique, and Cabo Verde.

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Chris Rose is a Senior Development Specialist with DAI Europe’s Energy, Environment, and Climate Change practice.

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Peter Ross has been a permanent member of staff for 25 years. A member of the project management team, he is responsible for planning and managing our current long-term DFID-funded programmes in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia.

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Alice Rossignol is an economist working in DAI’s Sustainable Business Group (SBG).

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Mark Rostal is an expert in designing financial services and products for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries, offering directly applicable technical expertise and senior management experience.

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Pieter de Ruijter has more than 30 years of experience in health care technology systems development, specialising in the design and development of planning and management software, and the development of computerised management and planning tools.

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Divij Ruparelia has more than 17 years of investment and finance experience, with a special focus on raising capital, direct investing, and building large ventures across emerging markets.

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Amanda Ryan specializes in local content for the mining and oil and gas industries and supports data and policy analysis, project management, and business development for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group.

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Rob Ryan-Silva is an international development professional with nearly 25 years of experience using systems approaches to achieve development results. Rob joined DAI in 2002.

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Luke Ryba provides programmatic and partnership development work across a variety of economic growth areas.

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Robert Salerno a global health and development practitioner with 15 years of experience working on complex development projects for a variety of donor and private sector clients.

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John Sampson has 14 years of experience leading complex, high-speed programs in conflict, post-conflict, and fragile environments, including stability and transition, countering violent extremism, governance, emergency assistance, crisis management, infrastructure, and civil-military coordination programs.

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Joe Sanders has 18 years of experience, including more than 10 years of full-time management experience on projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Mobola Sandey is a Principal Specialist with DAI’s Sustainable Business Group (SBG), where she focuses on sustainable supply chain, supplier development, and local content issues.

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Araba Sapara-Grant is a Digital Specialist at DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration.

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Shannon Sarbo is Deputy Chief of Party for the Policy Leadership, Interactions, Networks, and Knowledge (LINK) project, driving efforts to transform agricultural policy systems worldwide.

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A public health laboratory and quality assurance specialist with 25 years’ experience on teaching, research, administrative, and personnel management, Faruk Sarkinfada has an in-depth knowledge of laboratory and health care systems as well as the policies and regulations that govern their operation in low- and middle-income countries.

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Kongkona Sarma is an experienced economic development specialist who started her career in the capital markets, gaining skills in financial valuation, corporate restructuring, and quantitative research.

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Darren Saywell has 25 years of experience in practice, research and policy development in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), with a particular focus on solutions in urban environments.

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Susan Scribner is DAI’s Vice President for Health Systems Solutions, with responsibility for health systems strengthening and global health security.

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Christopher Seeley is an expert in sustainable livelihoods, alternative development, and the design and management of large-scale, multi-objective environmental programs.

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Cathy Shaw is Director, Frontiers Team/Know-How Lab. Formerly a researcher in economic development in transition countries, Cathy has worked on long-term programmes in Nigeria and Russia, eastern Europe and central Asia.

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Fiona Shera has more than 25 years of experience in international development, with a strong focus on trade. In addition to providing technical leadership on DAI’s trade work, she is Technical Director of the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund, covering Egypt and Jordan.

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Muhammad Shoaib has more than 15 years of experience managing and implementing complex programs in difficult operating environments across Pakistan.

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Michael Siebert is a management consultant with 20 years of experience in human resource management, service management and planning, organisational development, and information systems.

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Katja Silva-Leander is a Director at DAI, specialized in inclusive economic growth, with 20 years of experience working in the financial services and international development fields.

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Heather Skilling has more than 25 years of experience in strengthening water and sanitation service delivery through analytic, project design, evaluation, and consulting work with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the U.K. Department for International Development, private consulting firms, and others.

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Keith Smith leads HMG Business Unit, which focuses on delivering UKAID and implementing bilateral development investments for Her Majesty’s Government, principally the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Dean Smith has more than 20 years of experience designing and managing donor-funded projects in agriculture, value chain development, and enterprise competitiveness.

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As the Business Development Director for DAI’s Global region, Ailea Sneller equips proposal teams for success through coaching and mentoring, and ensuring that DAI’s experiences and assets are showcased in winning proposals that increase our impact.

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Dr. Emmanuel Sokpo is a specialist clinician with extensive training in public health.

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Alejandro Solis brings extensive experience working on development projects across Central America and the Caribbean.

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Miniratu Soyoola has more than 20 years of experience in health and social development programme implementation, coordination, and strategy development.

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Bruce Spake leads the company’s development initiatives in the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan.

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Ruth Sparrey is Director of Managing for Development Results in our Europe office.

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Monique St. Jarre is a Senior Analyst with DAI’s Sustainable Business Group (SBG), where she provides technical analysis, program management, and business development support to corporate social investment projects globally.

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Dr. Lisa Stone is an accomplished medical and public health consultant with experience in public health policy, planning, and programs for nonprofit and governmental health agencies.

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Patricia Sturgess has a unique background that combines more than 13 years of experience in the private, public and voluntary sectors, with expertise in livelihoods, aid management, international relations and security, and political analysis.

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Adi Subramanian-Montgomery is an engineer and sustainable development professional, conducting data-rich analysis, providing strategic advisory, and developing products, services, and methodologies for SBG’s international portfolio of clients on climate change, infrastructure, and private sector energy projects.

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Since joining DAI in 2006, Katie Taratus has supported projects focused on health security, food and nutritional security, livelihoods, economic strengthening, and resiliency.

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David Tardif-Douglin is an agricultural economist with expertise in capacity building, training, and managing and overseeing multiple technical teams operating in multiple project sites.

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John Thanasoulas is an Analyst at DAI’s Sustainable Business Group with a cost engineering and modelling background.

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Roberto Toso is a senior economist with more than 25 years of international development experience working on financial sector reform, economic policy, public financial management, international trade, and competitiveness strategy.

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As Operations Manager for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, Christine Traylor develops and implements new processes that help the group streamline key business functions.

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Anand Varghese helps DAI’s projects integrate ICT into their activities and build partnerships with local technology companies.

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Shannon Vasamsetti ’s work has focused on the nexis of climate change, rural livelihoods, and natural resource management.

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Katie Vaughan is an international development and project management professional supporting the finance and operations team in the Sustainable Business Group.

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Catherine Wallis has worked in international development for 14 years with public, commercial, and nonprofit clients across inclusive and sustainable agricultural supply chains, climate, and environmental sectors.

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Mike Walsh’s credentials as DAI’s leading watchdog were earned over a 30-year career of scrutinizing procurement worldwide. During tenures as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) contracting officer in Bangladesh, Egypt, and East Africa, Mike managed some of the most successful and innovative projects in the USAID portfolio.

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Mark Walter is an international development lawyer specializing in the business-enabling environment, commercial dispute resolution, trade policy reform and assessment, and drafting and implementation of commercial law.

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John Waugh is a specialist in ecosystem management at landscape scales, working on complex problems in development and environment involving multiple systems, organizations, and cultures.

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For the last 20 years, Walter Weaver has focused his broad interests in development on environment projects in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Africa.

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Tom Weaver has worked on livestock development and One Health projects in the Asia-Pacific region for more than 12 years.

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Helle Weeke specializes in trade, investment, and legal development issues. As Chief of Party and Senior Technical Advisor to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative, she supported the release of the Provincial Competitiveness Index.

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Kirsten Weeks has more than 17 years of experience in designing, implementing, and managing donor-funded global health projects.

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Willet Weeks has four decades of experience in Africa, mostly in conflict and postconflict zones. He is especially knowledgeable about the cultures and the political and social dynamics of the Great Lakes region.

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Samantha Weinberg is an international development professional with a background in corporate social responsibility, business and human rights, and corruption. She is currently a Lead Analyst for the Sustainable Business Group supporting the group’s software products, Corporate Social Investment portfolio, and Industrial Baseline Studies.

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Geoffrey Wright is a senior trade and regulatory reform leader with 26 years of experience.

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Robin Young is Principal Global Practice Specialist for DAI with 25 years of experience as technical advisor and team leader on investment and financial services projects and engagements in developing and frontier markets.

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Dezhi Yu joined DAI’s corporate strategy team in 2018, developing corporate venturing initiatives and examining strategic merger and acquisition opportunities for the firm.

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Zehra Zaidi is the Director for Education in DAI’s Europe office and has designed and led programmes focused on education, innovation, governance, and social entrepreneurship.

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Waleed Zaru oversees the U.S. Government Operations and Systems Team.

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As Vice President of DAI’s European Union business, Jakob Zeidler leads the business unit’s integration, growth, and diversification.

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Joy White is an international management specialist with more than 20 years of experience in international development, information technology systems, and foreign policy.

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