Rajiv J. Shah

Rajiv J. Shah
  • Administrator, US Agency for International Development (USAID), USA

Graduate, University of Michigan; MD, University of Pennsylvania Medical School; MSc in Health Economics, Wharton School of Business; studies at London School of Economics and INSEAD. Former: positions with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics; Chief Scientist, US Department of Agriculture. Currently, Administrator, USAID, leading the efforts of more than 8,000 professionals in 80 missions worldwide; managed the US government's response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti; co-chaired the State Department's first-ever review of American diplomacy and development operations; currently spearheads President Obama's landmark Feed the Future food security initiative; also leads USAID Forward, an extensive set of reforms to USAID's business model around seven key areas, including procurement, science & technology, and monitoring & evaluation. Former Member of the Board: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA); Seattle Public Library; Seattle Community College District.