Topics of discussion will include Power Africa, MCC collaboration with PEPFAR, and an update on water and sanitation investments in Zambia.
Millennium Challenge Corporation, Bowen Second Floor Conference Rooms
875 Fifteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Doors open at 9:45 am
Vice President, Department of Congressional and Public Affairs,
Millennium Challenge Corporation
As Vice President for Congressional and Public Affairs, Paul Weinberger is responsible for managing MCC’s relationships with Congress, the media and other external stakeholders. Previously, Mr. Weinberger served as Director of Congressional Relations at Peace Corps.
From 2003 until 2011, Mr. Weinberger was Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, who was a senior member on both the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on the Judiciary. In that capacity, Mr. Weinberger advised the senator on all legislative and policy issues, planned legislative strategy and supervised legislative staff.
Mr. Weinberger also served as counsel to the House Committee on Government Reform and as a professional staff member on the Senate Committee on Appropriations, where he advised Senator Robert C. Byrd on constitutional and other legal issues.
Mr. Weinberger earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale College and a law degree from Harvard Law School.
Vice President, Compact Operations
Practice Lead, Water and Sanitation
Kumar Ranganathan is Senior Director and Practice Lead in the Water and Sanitation Division of the Department of Compact Operations at MCC. In this role, Mr. Ranganathan leads a team of engineers and project managers managing a $2 billion portfolio of water and sanitation projects in MCC partner countries. He oversees the development and implementation of projects ranging from policy reforms to construction of rural water points and peri-urban wastewater treatment facilities to irrigation infrastructure.
Mr. Ranganathan has extensive international development expertise and experience in transport, water, telecommunications and power. Prior to MCC, he consulted with private companies and governments in the areas of infrastructure project development, infrastructure privatization and project financing. Previously, Mr. Ranganathan was Manager of Infrastructure and Private Sector Development at the World Bank in Washington, DC, where he provided financial and technical assistance to more than 20 developing countries worldwide.
Mr. Ranganathan has also served as Senior Manager at an international consulting firm, providing assistance to private companies in project financing, privatization, mergers & acquisition and corporate finance. Mr. Ranganathan has managed the privatization of three major public utility companies in England and Wales.
Mr. Ranganathan holds advanced degrees in Engineering from the University of London and University of Cambridge (England), and an MBA (Finance) from the University of London.
Development Policy Advisor
Christopher Broughton is Development Policy Advisor in the Department of Compact Operations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, where he advises and assists with the management oversight of MCC’s $8 billion global foreign assistance portfolio.
Prior to joining MCC, Christopher served as Director for Stability Operations on the White House National Security Staff, from 2008-2011. In that capacity, Christopher helped to coordinate the interagency formulation and launch of the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development, signed by President Obama in September 2010. In addition to global development policy, Christopher’s responsibilities on the National Security Staff included security sector assistance policy and the international affairs budget.
Previously, Christopher was Country Coordinator for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Office of the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance at the Department of State, and prior to that a Presidential Management Fellow on the Afghanistan Desk at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Christopher began his career in international development as a small business development Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua from 1999-2002. Christopher is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he obtained a Master in Public Affairs degree, and the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he received baccalaureate degrees in Politics and Economics, with honors, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Hindi and Urdu.