Press Release

Daniel W. Yohannes Leaving MCC After More Than Four Years as CEO

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2014

Washington, D.C.—The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s longest serving Chief Executive Officer, Daniel W. Yohannes, is leaving the U.S. Government agency to serve as Representative of the United States of America to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador.


The United States Senate confirmed Mr. Yohannes’ nomination to his new position on April 9, 2014, after receiving President Barack Obama’s nomination on September 11, 2013.


In an email to MCC staff, Mr. Yohannes wrote:

“Although I am excited about this opportunity to continue serving my country and working on pressing global development issues, I am sad about leaving MCC. The agency and staff here are close to my heart, and I am very proud of what we have accomplished during my tenure.”


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the nomination of Dana J. Hyde to succeed Mr. Yohannes as CEO of MCC in December.  Ms. Hyde’s nomination is currently awaiting confirmation by the full Senate. 




MCC is an innovative and independent U.S. agency that is working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004, with strong bipartisan support, MCC provides time-limited grants to countries that demonstrate a commitment to good governance, investments in people and economic freedom.