Alexia Latortue is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation where she helps shape MCC’s strategic vision, oversees the agency’s operations to deliver on programmatic priorities, and leads the MCC team. Ms Latortue has over 20 years of experience in international development with a focus on development finance, policymaking, and making markets work for all people.
Ms. Latortue was previously Managing Director for Corporate Strategy and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Prior to joining the EBRD, she was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where she advanced inclusive growth and poverty reduction internationally through the multilateral development banks.
Before Treasury, Ms. Latortue spent 10 years with the World Bank where her last assignment was Deputy CEO of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a unit dedicated to advancing financial inclusion. She has also served in several development-related positions focused on private sector development, economic policy reform, and financial inclusion, including with Development Alternatives, Inc.
Ms. Latortue received her M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and her B.S. from Georgetown University. She grew up in Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, and Austria and has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, France, Haiti, and the United States. Ms. Latortue is on the boards of Innovations for Poverty Action and Fundacion Capital.