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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Gabriel Abraham has more than 25 years of experience leading local governance and decentralization projects worldwide.

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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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Esther Adegunle is the Associate Director of New Business and Economic Growth in DAI’s office in Nigeria.

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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 U.S. Agency for International Development 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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As Vice President in DAI’s Development Partners Group, Luqman Ahmad is responsible for three technical business areas that cut across our U.S. Government, U.K. Government, and European Union customer businesses.

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Dr. Qadeer Ahsan is a trained public health management specialist with substantial international experience in health systems strengthening, management of communicable and non-communicable disease, program design, resource mobilization, and assessment and monitoring health sector grants.

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Boladale Akin-Kolapo is an experienced public health specialist with more than 17 years of experience in development and management of large-scale health programs in both indigenous and international organizations.

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George Akl is an institutional governance and development expert with 25 years of experience working with international donors supporting water and wastewater, environment, and private sector engagement programs across the Middle East and North Africa.

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Ahmed Al-Abri is a Senior Manager for DAI’s office in Oman, providing project management, technical support, client relationship management, and business development.

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Najla Al-Sinani supports operations and finance at DAI’s Oman office.

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As a consultant for DAI, Jonathan Ammoun provides technical inputs and oversight on project proposals and climate, natural resource management, and social protection projects.

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Hind Audsley is a senior manager and proven Chief of Party whose 18 years of experience includes 10 years providing oversight to donor-funded programs and eight years of field experience in fragile or transitional environments.

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Ali Shan Azhar is a social sector governance specialist who started his career in Pakistan as a civil servant and since 2003 has conducted analytical research on poverty, inequality, economic growth, and human development in Pakistan and South Asia.

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As Director for Strategy, Operations, and Finance, Miguel Baca is responsible for overseeing the creation, coordination, and implementation of effective operational and financial standards and procedures across all regions in DAI’s USG Programs Unit.

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As Senior Vice President within DAI’s cross-donor Development Partners Group, Jenny Baker works to ensure optimized operations across customer-focused, technical, and geographic units to achieve DAI’s global strategic growth objectives.

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Catherine Baker has more than 10 years of experience in recruitment, business development, and human resource management for programs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Transition Initiatives, and the U.S. State Department.

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As the head of DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration, Krista Baptista is responsible for leading the team, advancing the Center’s strategy, and delivering on project commitments to high-quality digital work.

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Nilu Puri Basnyat is an experienced program manager and technical specialist for governance and environmental water projects in Nepal.

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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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Rashad Bibars is a senior development leader with more than 18 years of experience in designing and managing complex economic growth and private sector programs in Afghanistan, Jordan, and the Middle East in areas related to micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) and workforce development.

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

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Robert Bodo has more than 25 years of experience managing donor-funded projects in Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia. His expertise includes decentralization, governance, public administration, financial management, public-private cooperation, and service delivery.

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Robert Bond was most recently Chief of Party for the Ukraine Financial Sector Transformation (FST) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Nadya Boneva is an energy engineer and expert in environmental monitoring control and health. She has more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing projects for donors, international organizations, government, and the nongovernmental sector.

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Danielle Boulton has more than 10 years of experience in project and team management and delivery, new business development, knowledge management, value for money analysis, and stakeholder engagement and coordination.

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

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Lara Brock has more than 15 years of experience in global health and development projects across Asia and Africa.

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Dr. Richard Brough is an expert in institutional development, health systems strengthening, strategic planning, resource generation, and monitoring and evaluation.

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Nora Brown is an international development professional with 19 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing innovation projects for a variety of clients including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and 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 is an economist and project manager focused on national and subnational economies in emerging and frontier markets.

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Clement Bruce is an experienced project manager with more than seven years of project management experience in the private sector managing large multi-country qualitative and quantitative healthcare and development projects.

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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 is a member of the Climate and Natural Resources Management team at DAI’s U.K. office and is responsible for coordinating its land and property rights portfolio across a variety of donors.

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Robert Buergenthal has more than 30 years of global experience designing and implementing governance, democratic reform, justice, citizen participation, and human rights programs.

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Zac Bull is a Senior Consultant in climate and natural resource management, based in DAI’s U.K. office.

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Hussan Bano Burki is a senior economic development professional with more than 19 years of technical and managerial experience in development finance, small enterprise development, e-commerce, trade policy, and customs facilitation.

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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 is a development professional with more than 20 years of experience across a diverse set of disciplines, including finance, natural resource management, economic policy reform, and emerging market economic development.

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Stephen Carpenter, Vice President for Governance, specializes in public financial management, anti-corruption, and accountability.

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Kevin Casey is an advisor with experience bringing innovative methodologies to research in conflict, transitional, and stabilization contexts.

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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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Grace Cha leads the business development portfolio for DAI’s Global region.

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

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Patrick Cleary heads the asset management division of DAI Capital.

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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 is an expert in economic growth programming, competitiveness, and market-based systems with more than 20 years of experience in international development.

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Rachel Couper is a global health and development professional with 10 years of experience in technical assistance, design, and implementation of global health programs, with a focus delivering effective health governance strategies to drive transformation and resiliency in the health sector.

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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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Noemi Danao-Schroeder first worked internationally as a summer volunteer for a rural vaccination campaign in Paraguay. That experience kickstarted 25 years of international development work.

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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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Craig Davis has more than 20 years of experience in international development, education and training, research and publication, technical assistance, and capacity building.

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Nicole DeCastro began her career in humanitarian and disaster response working with the U.S. Agency for International Development to address crises including Ebola in West Africa and the humanitarian emergency in Syria.

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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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Alberto Didoni has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector including commercial banking, microfinance, and finance for small firms. He joined DAI in 2022 as a Senior Global Practice Specialist for Finance and Investment.

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Peter Dimitroff holds more than 25 years of international development and project management experience, 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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Eldana Djumalieva is an economist with 26 years of experience in the delivery of programs for multilateral aid agencies and development finance institutions and has a particular focus on climate finance.

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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 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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Enene Ejembi designs strategy and leads implementation of a communications, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation portfolio.

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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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Chukwuka Enetanya is the compliance team lead in DAI’s office in Nigeria.

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

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Doreen Erfe is the Resources Mobilization Specialist for the Philippines Safe Water Activity.

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

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Arsalan Ali Faheem is Director of Strategy and Business Development with DAI’s corporate office in Pakistan, where he leads corporate strategy, client engagement, and new business development.

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Phelps Feeley has more than 10 years of experience in program design, leadership and management for political transition, governance, stabilization, peacebuilding, research, media, and civil society strengthening projects.

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Jeremy Finch heads up the internal audit, ethics, and compliance functions for DAI’s U.K. office. 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’s formidable ethics policy and exemplary code of business conduct.

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Jette Findsen has experience working internationally and domestically on issues of climate change, natural resources management, clean energy, and climate finance.

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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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Louise Flynn leads DAI Sustainable Business Group’s (SBG) health, safety, security, and environment programs globally.

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As Director of DAI’s governance practice in the United Kingdom, Christina Frey provides technical and managerial expertise and leadership across DAI’s portfolio of governance programmes with the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

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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 (SBG)

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Bikram Ghosh has more than 18 years of experience managing and implementing development projects for multiple donors and multilateral agencies.

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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, public expenditure reforms, and IT system development management, 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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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 is a pioneer in developing market systems development approaches through his work on developing and applying value chain and Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approaches on 25 long-term projects in more than 30 countries.

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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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As a Project Team Director, Jay Gutzwiller manages a portfolio of DAI’s contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Latin America.

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Barbara Habib is a Senior Manager for DAI’s Sustainable Business Group and Project Director for its Enterprise Development Center in Mozambique. She is a development professional with more than 13 years of experience managing and implementing economic and community development projects.

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Ellen Haile has a background in Applied Economics and currently supports the Sustainable Business Group as an Associate Analyst.

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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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Nancy Haugh is a Digital Associate at DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration.

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Richard Heap is a Senior Consultant for Climate at DAI and has been involved in some of DAI’s most high-profile programs in the climate and energy sector.

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Patrick Henry is a Senior Director in DAI Global’s Sustainable Business Group who leads supplier development initiatives globally and manages DAI’s work with ExxonMobil.

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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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Said Abu Hijleh, DAI Country Director in Palestine, is an executive manager and private enterprise development specialist with more than 30 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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Ella Hoxha is a senior development professional with more than 20 years of experience managing large-scale donor-funded projects.

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With more than 15 years of professional experience, Alejandro Huertas contributes to or leads technical design efforts for DAI in the Latin American region in governance and economic growth.

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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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Virtuous Igbodika manages the delivery of project portfolio in DAI’s office in Nigeria.

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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 and global health, is a Vice President and Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Engagement, and Inclusion at DAI.

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Paul Jeffery has 22 years of experience leading international development programs in Asia, Africa, and the Balkans. He currently oversees a portfolio of USAID-funded environment projects in Southeast Asia.

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Liz Jordan is a senior water security, sanitation, and hygiene (WSSH) expert, with 10 years of experience working in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with a particular focus on applying research and learning to WSSH programs.

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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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Brian Kiger brings 17 years of experience residing in diverse and economically under-developed communities—working with local and international private and public sector stakeholders in the agriculture, water security, sanitation, and hygiene sectors to improve available services and products.

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Joshua Kirton joined DAI in 2022 as a Senior Global Practice Specialist in the Finance, Investment, and Trade Practice. Earlier in his career, Josh worked in development finance and on data and analytics projects in humanitarian response settings in the Middle East and North Africa.

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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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Maksym Klyuchar has more than 10 years of experience in designing and implementing anti-corruption programs in the areas of corruption prevention, investigation, prosecution, adjudication, digital transformation, civic participation, and advocacy.

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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 25 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 is a Principal Global Practice Manager for DAI’s Private Sector Development and Skills practice.

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As Senior Practice Lead, Health Equity, Jacqui Larsen provides thought leadership and technical input into the design and implementation of projects in a broad range of health areas for a diverse set of clients.

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Charlotte Laurence is a Senior Health Advisor for DAI Global Health, focusing on programme delivery, technical strategy, and proposal development.

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Vishalini Lawrence is Senior Principal Global Practice Lead for the Resilience and Inclusion practice. She has 15 years of experience leading peacebuilding, stabilization, and governance programs in Kenya, Malaysia, and Somalia.

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Joe Leavenworth Bakali provides technical analysis, program management, and business development support to innovation, local content, and energy transition projects.

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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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Archie D. Lightfoot has worked with DAI since 2015, supporting and directing projects in Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mexico, Mozambique, Pakistan, and Palestine. He took over as head of DAI’s Global Security function in 2021.

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Glen Lockwood is a seasoned 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 Global Director for Climate at DAI.

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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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Tim Madigan has 30 years of technical and managerial experience in complex programs in challenging international settings focusing on design and implementation of capacity building, socio-economic development, strengthening local government and public administration, private enterprise engagement, policy reform, decentralization, and citizen participation in post-conflict environments.

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

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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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Sofia Martinez is a Principal in the Climate unit, where she focuses on strengthening DAI’s corporate responses and leadership, supporting existing projects and pipelines, and identifying future areas and opportunities.

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As DAI’s chief representative in Colombia, Norberto Martinez oversees DAI’s relationships with existing and potential new customers, and supports DAI’s work across all technical sectors and clients, from international donors and governments to private sector and other local stakeholders.

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Robin Martino is Chief of Party for the Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) Activity. INRM provides on-demand technical assistance for USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices across a wide array of environmental and natural resource management issues.

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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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Colin McCabe is an international development professional with 15 years of experience designing and implementing programs and projects for a diverse set of client organizations.

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Mark McCord has more than 36 years of experience in competitiveness, economic growth, and organizational development, including 21 years as a Chief of Party or Project Director for donor-led programs.

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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 Global Operations Strategy.

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Doug McLean provides strategic management and operational guidance to DAI offices and across business units. He is part of the Geographic and Digital Platforms technical leadership support team.

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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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Bryanna Millis is a Principal Global Practice Specialist with DAI.

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Janine Mitchell is an Epidemiologist and Global Health Specialist with more than 15 years of experience and has worked in more than 30 countries.

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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 is CEO of MicroVest Capital Management, a company that forms part of DAI Capital’s asset management business.

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Michelle Morgan oversees DAI’s Afghanistan Management Unit, delivering programs in Afghanistan, managing risks in the new operating environment, and supporting Special Immigrant Visa processing and eventual relocation of DAI staff and their families.

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James Naughton is a Principal at DAI’s office in the United Kingdom, with expertise in facilitating and promoting investment globally through blended finance and private investment.

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Lindsay North has more than 10 years of experience in design, research, monitoring, evaluation, and learning for conflict, peace, and stabilization programs.

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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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Ronke Oladele is an International Development professional at DAI’s Sustainable Business Group.

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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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Afua Owusu is an experienced strategic communications professional with a background in entrepreneurship and small business development.

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Frank O’Brien has more than 25 years of experience working to develop market systems and promote public-private partnerships in East and Southern Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

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Daniel O’Neil has more than 30 years of experience directing a wide range of international development projects in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

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With more than 20 years of international management experience, Robin Padberg has a blend of private sector and development expertise.

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Joshua Palfreman is a Senior Global Practice Specialist at DAI, tasked with establishing and directing a new Waste Management Practice.

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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’s areas of expertise include the design, implementation, and evaluation of citizen participation, community development, outreach, and anti-corruption strategies.

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Ishani Patel is a global health and development professional with experience in program design, management, and implementation of health programs.

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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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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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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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Celestine Procter is Principal Global Practice Manager in DAI’s Conflict, Stabilization, and Peacebuilding practice.

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Dr. Paula Quigley is a medical doctor with more than 30 years of experience in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, and health systems strengthening.

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Kristi Ragan leads Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) program, which boosts trade, increases investment, and supports healthy business climates across the African continent.

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Stephen Rahaim is a health system, private sector engagement, and social innovation specialist with 20 years of experience working to strengthen health systems in emerging and developing markets.

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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 the Director for Responsible Business at DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, based in London.

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Abigail Kaplan Ramage has more than 15 years of experience working in numerous capacities on adolescent, women’s, and children’s nutrition programming.

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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 security, sanitation, and hygiene, 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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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 U.K. office’s Programme Resources team, which oversees the systems, processes, and resources that DAI uses to efficiently deliver its portfolio of U.K. Government-funded projects.

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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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Chris Rose is a Project Director for Climate Change and the Environment with DAI’s EU business.

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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 UKaid programmes in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia.

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Alice Rossignol is an economist working in DAI’s Sustainable Business Group

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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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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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John Sampson has more than 17 years of experience leading complex, high-speed programs in conflict, post-conflict, and fragile environments, including stability and transition, countering violent extremism, governance, climate-related conflict, natural resource management, emergency assistance, crisis management, infrastructure, and civil-military coordination programs.

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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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Kongkona Sarma is an economist with 20 years of experience working primarily in areas of investment facilitation, business environment reform, and monitoring and evaluation.

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Belem Saucedo collaborates on projects with financial institutions to strengthen MSME ecosystems in developing countries.

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

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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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Kim Shelsby is a member of DAI’s Global Health team, leading strategy and growth initiatives for DAI’s growing portfolio of supply chain engagements among both donor and private sector clients.

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Fiona Shera has more than 25 years of experience in international development, with a strong focus on trade and gender.

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An experienced project manager and economic growth specialist, Andriy Shevtsov has more than 15 years of international development experience in designing and managing flagship donor programs.

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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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Ray Short is an international development professional with expertise in the application of innovative information and communications technologies supporting social, economic, and political development.

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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, specializing in development finance and investment, 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 security and sanitation service delivery through analytic, project design, evaluation, and consulting work.

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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 Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

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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 leads the Resilience, Climate, and Environment practice in our U.K. office.

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Miriam Stankovich has rich research experience in leading complex projects in data protection and governance, intellectual property and technology law, regulatory impact assessment of emerging technologies (AI, Blockchain, IoT, Virtual/Augmented Reality, and 3D Printing), and technology transfer.

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Tamara Stanton is a Senior Advisor within DAI’s USG Business Unit.

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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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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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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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Caterina Valero is an international development professional with more than 30 years of experience in program management and implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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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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Paul Violette manages DAI’s Sustainable Cities practice, which collaborates with cities and peri-urban communities to reduce waste and environmental pollution, transition to renewables, improve service delivery, boost inclusive and equitable economic growth, and strengthen governance and resilience.

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Catherine Wallis has 20 years’ experience delivering multi-annual programmes delivering rural development, sustainable livelihoods, and social development outcomes in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Indian Ocean.

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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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James Watson oversees all projects implemented by the U.S. Government Business Unit, DAI’s largest operating division. As Vice President, he is responsible for ensuring operational excellence and delivering superior development results globally.

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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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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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Patrick Wieland is an environmental and natural resource lawyer with more than 16 years of experience improving environmental management in Peru.

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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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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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