Principal Deputy Vice President, Department of Compact Operations
Kyeh Kim has over 20 years of experience in international project development and management working in the public and non-governmental sectors. As the Principal Deputy Vice President in the Department of Compact Operations (DCO), she is responsible for managing the Infrastructure, Environment and Private Sector division that oversees a $5 billion global portfolio of economic growth projects. She is also responsible for supporting the DCO Vice President in cross-cutting activities across the compact development and implementation portfolio.
Ms. Kim joined MCC in 2004 as one of the first program managers and helped lead the transaction, including project preparation, due diligence and negotiations of the first MCC compact with Madagascar. She later led transactions to successful close in Mali, Namibia and Zambia — programs totaling more than $1 billion. At MCC, Ms. Kim also managed the implementation of compacts throughout Africa, most recently as Managing Director for East and Southern Africa.
Prior to joining MCC, Ms. Kim spent more than 10 years in international development from grassroots development to management roles, starting as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon where she taught English. Later, she developed and managed USAID and World Bank-funded economic development projects throughout Africa for EnterpriseWorks focused on agribusiness, irrigation, clean energy, and microfinance. She also worked for Peace Corps headquarters as the lead technical specialist on small enterprise development for country projects in Africa, and she led an education research project for the World Bank in five West African countries focused on quality of primary education. In addition, Ms. Kim managed USAID education and training projects in Africa for the Academy for Educational Development.
Ms. Kim holds a BA in French from University of Michigan and a MBA/MA in International Affairs from American University.