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MCC Advisory Council

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Since its inception, the Millennium Challenge Corporation has sought to engage the private sector as a key part of its mission of reducing poverty through economic growth. As we prepare for MCC@20, the agency’s vision for its next 20 years, the agency has a strong foundation of experience and best practices gleaned from working with the business community and related stakeholders to build upon. The Advisory Council provides a platform for a systematic engagement with the private sector and contributes to MCC’s mission of poverty reduction through private sector led economic growth.

The Role of the MCC Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is an interdisciplinary group of advisors that provides MCC with a vehicle for receiving external feedback from the private sector. Members offer insight on innovations in infrastructure, technology and sustainability; perceived risks and opportunities in MCC partner countries; and new financing mechanisms for developing country contexts – all of which help MCC remain at the cutting edge of international development.

The Advisory Council discusses operational-level work in MCC’s country portfolio, including but not limited to:

  • Cutting edge technologies related to financing and information and communications technology (ICT) employed in emerging markets;
  • On-going strategic partnerships that may impact MCC’s work or improve compact results;
  • Best practices and lessons learned in the sectors in which MCC works; and,
  • Cross-cutting issues in the international development space.


The Advisory Council shall consist of not more than twenty-five (25) individuals who are recognized thought leaders, business leaders and experts representing US companies, the business community, advocacy organizations, non-profit organizations, foundations, and sectors including infrastructure, information and communications technology (ICT), and finance, as well as the environment and sustainable development. Qualified individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by any individual or organization. One membership term last two years and members may serve a maximum of two terms or four years.


The Advisory Council holds meetings twice a year. In line with MCC’s core principle of transparency, and according to the guidelines set out by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, all meetings are open to the public, and meeting minutes will be posted at the bottom of this page. In advance of each meeting, a notice of meeting will be posted to the Federal Register and linked at the bottom of this page.



  • Andrew Gunther
  • Ann Hudock
  • Daniel Tomlinson
  • Darci Vetter
  • Darius Teter
  • Deirdre White
  • Guevera Yao
  • Jeff Montera
  • Jeffrey Jackson
  • Joan Larrea
  • Joshua Powell
  • Kate Ahern
  • Kathryn Karol
  • Kimberly Heimert
  • Milton Lore
  • Nancy Lee
  • Olu Verheijen
  • Peter Choharis
  • Randall Kempner
  • Rees Mwasabili
  • Roland Pearson
  • Shehnaz Rangwala
  • Thierry Tanoh
  • Tracy Washington
  • Valérie Vencatachellum