Caroline T. Nguyen serves as Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America (EAPLA) programs, overseeing the teams responsible for the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s relationship with partner countries and compact operations outside of Africa.
In this role, Ms. Nguyen provides oversight and guidance for the development and implementation of nearly $2 billion worth of programs focused on capital investments and policy reforms to ensure achievement of program objectives and adherence to MCC principles of partnership, focus on results and policy improvement. Ms. Nguyen collaborates closely with technical divisions in MCC to ensure that compact implementation meets MCC’s quality standards for procurement, financial management, environmental and social impact, as well as monitoring and evaluation.
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. Earlier in her career, Ms. Nguyen served 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. She also practiced law as a litigator at WilmerHale in Washington D.C.
Ms. Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from Harvard College, a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School. 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.