As Managing Director for Africa, Alicia Robinson-Morgan is responsible for oversight of a multi-country Africa portfolio in the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Department of Compact Operations.
Prior to joining MCC, Ms. Robinson-Morgan was Senior Principal Trade and Investment Coordinator for the Africa Bureau at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She facilitated regional integration in African markets and focused on strengthening trade and investment ties between the United States and African economies by collaborating with the private sector and other critical stakeholders. Prior to this position, she was Deputy Director and Acting Director for the Office of Africa at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration where she coordinated the work of international trade specialists and managed programs involving critical economic issues between the United States and Africa, including the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). In addition, Ms. Robinson-Morgan was a Senior International Economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce responsible for developing trade and commercial relations and establishing policy between the United States and South Africa. Ms. Robinson-Morgan came to the Commerce Department as a Presidential Management Fellow, during which time she covered the West Africa portfolio and served as the Acting Regional Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Ms. Robinson-Morgan holds a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University, where she spent a year abroad studying at the Institute of Political Studies in Lyon, France, and an M.A. in International Economics and International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).