Managing Director, East and Southern Africa
Kyeh Kim, Managing Director for East and Southern Africa, provides management oversight for a $2.5 billion portfolio of programs in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia. Beginning in 2004, Ms. Kim helped lead the development of the first MCC compact with Madagascar and later served as team leader for Mali, Namibia and Zambia. Prior to joining MCC, she worked for Peace Corps as the lead technical specialist on small enterprise development for country projects in Africa, Central Asia and Latin America. She also managed USAID and World Bank-funded economic development projects throughout Africa for EnterpriseWorks Worldwide (formerly Appropriate Technology International). In addition, she led an education research project in five West African countries focused in quality of primary education for the World Bank and managed USAID education and training projects in Africa for the Academy for Educational Development. Her interest in international development began while teaching English in Gabon as a Peace Corps volunteer. Ms. Kim holds a BA in French from University of Michigan and a MBA/MA in International Affairs from American University.