Katerina Ntep is the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Managing Director for Sector Operations in MCC’s Department of Compact Operations.
Prior to returning to MCC headquarters in July 2013, she served as MCC’s Resident Country Director in Ghana overseeing the implementation of the $547 million compact with Ghana. The program was focused on increasing agricultural productivity, diversifying into non-traditional crops, investing in infrastructure, and supporting community services development.
Ms. Ntep has worked in the field of economic development for more than 25 years, largely focusing on Africa. Prior to MCC, Katerina worked as Advisor to the U.S. Executive Directors at the African Development Bank (1996-2000) and the World Bank (2004-2006). While at the AfDB, she helped negotiate the 9th Replenishment of the African Development Fund and the 5th General Capital Increase of the African Development Bank. At the World Bank, she was part of the U.S. team negotiating the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative.
Ms. Ntep also held several positions at the U.S. Treasury Department. She served as deputy director of the Office of African Nations from 2002-2004. From 2000-2002, Ms. Ntep was loan review manager in the Office of Multilateral Development Banks. In 2002, she served as coordinator for the “Odd Couple Tour” by then-Treasury Secretary Paul H. O’Neill and Bono to Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Ethiopia.