Caroline T. Nguyen serves as Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America (EAPLA) programs, overseeing the agency’s roughly $2 billion portfolio of compact investments in that geographic region.
In this role, Ms. Nguyen oversees MCC’s relationship with partner countries and provides oversight and guidance to teams for the development and implementation of sustainable programs focused on capital investments and policy reforms. Ms. Nguyen collaborates closely with technical divisions in MCC to ensure compact programs in the EAPLA region meet MCC’s quality standards and investment criteria and achieve program objectives.
Ms. Nguyen joined MCC after working with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Southeast Asia, where she advised governments and companies on topics related to infrastructure, education and economic regulation across the region. From 2011-2013, Ms. Nguyen was Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she advised on and negotiated policy proposals relating to national security and criminal law matters and worked with the White House on federal judicial nominations. Earlier in her career, she practiced law as a litigator at WilmerHale in Washington D.C.
Ms. Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a member of the Law Review. She is fluent in English, is a native speaker of German, and is proficient in Vietnamese. Ms. Nguyen is married and has two young children, Felix and Fiona.
- Europe, Asia and the Pacific
- Latin America
- Roads and Transportation Infrastructure
- Water, Sanitation and Irrigation