Managing Director, East and Southern Africa
Kyeh Kim, Managing Director for East and Southern Africa (EASA) in the Department of Compact Operations (DCO), is responsible for the technical quality of programs in six countries including Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia. Ms. Kim has direct management responsibility for regional staff specializing in environment and social assessment, infrastructure, financial management, and procurement, and provides day-to-day operational management of the division including management of budgets, human resources, administration, cross-cutting policy issues, and relationship with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and General Accountability Office (GAO).
Beginning in 2004, Ms. Kim helped lead the development of the first MCC Compact with Madagascar, and served as Transaction Team Leader (TTL) for Mali, Namibia and Zambia. Prior to joining MCC, she worked for Peace Corps headquarters as the lead technical specialist on small enterprise development for country projects in Africa, Central Asia and Latin America. She has also managed USAID and World Bank-funded economic development projects throughout Africa for EnterpriseWorks Worldwide (formerly Appropriate Technology International). At the World Bank, she led an education research project in five West African countries focused in quality of primary education and managed USAID education and training projects in Africa for the Academy for Educational Development (AED). 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.