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Kyeh Kim

Principal Deputy Vice President, Department of Compact Operations

Kyeh Kim is the Principal Deputy Vice President of the Department of Compact Operations of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. With over 20 years of experience in international development and project management in the public and non-governmental sectors, Ms. Kim oversees roughly $4 billion in economic assistance programs in the Africa region aimed at reducing poverty through economic growth.

Ms. Kim joined MCC in 2004 as one of the first program managers and helped lead the project preparation, due diligence and negotiations of the first compact with Madagascar. She later led transactions to successful close in Mali, Namibia and Zambia—totaling over $1 billion. At MCC, Ms. Kim also managed the implementation of compacts throughout Africa, as Managing Director for East and Southern Africa, and then served in a global role as Deputy Vice President of Infrastructure, Environment and Private Sector. Prior to MCC, she developed and managed USAID and World Bank-funded economic development projects throughout Africa. She was the lead technical specialist on small enterprise development for Africa at Peace Corps headquarters and led an education research project for the World Bank in five West African countries. In addition, Ms. Kim managed USAID-funded education and training projects at the Academy for Educational Development. Ms. Kim started her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon.

Ms. Kim completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan with a B.A. in French and attended American University for an MBA/M.A. International Affairs. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and daughter.

  • Africa
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Finance, Investment & Trade
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cabo Verde
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Tunisia