Danilo Cruz-DePaula

Danilo “Dan” Cruz-DePaula is the Chief of Party (COP) for the Chemonics-implemented USAID Building Regional Economic Bridges project. He has ample experience working in projects that promote increased trade, strengthen partnerships to advance technology transfer and know-how, enhance workforce development and opportunities, and increase access to finance. He has served as COP for seven USAID…

Amer Barghouth

Amer Barghouth is a senior advisor with Chemonics’ Sustainable Energy Transition practice. He is focused on climate change and clean energy, and has nearly 20 years of multidisciplinary experience in sustainable development, public and private sector engagement, access to finance, innovation, and market research. Amer has significant experience in the design and implementation of technical…

Jeanine Musau

Jeanine Musau, M.D. is a public health practitioner and malaria expert with more than fifteen years of experience, including nine years working as a malaria specialist on USAID-funded projects, and six years at the National Malaria Control Program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She is currently the Project Director of the USAID-funded End…

Ines Allouche

Ines Allouche is a project manager with a background in finance and over 20 years of experience related to the international and Tunisian financial sectors. Adept at leading cross-functional teams and leveraging strong communication skills to drive project success, she currently serves as USAID Jobs Opportunities & Business Success (JOBS) Chief of Party. Prior to…

Usman Kirmani

Usman Kirmani is a seasoned economic growth and private sector development professional with more than 16 years of experience in international development and humanitarian contexts, including in leadership positions, most notably in Pakistan and Nigeria. Usman’s expertise includes facilitating access to finance and investments for private sector-led economic growth, particularly focusing on micro, small, and…

Rick Whitaker

Rick is the Senior Advisor, Energy at Chemonics, after recently serving as Chief of Party for USAID’s Sri Lanka Energy Program. He has forty years’ experience in formulating and implementing international infrastructure development and institutional strengthening programs. Energy Infrastructure is a particular specialty for him, with extensive work in renewable energy and energy efficiency, power…

Jill Ralph

Jill Ralph serves as the Vice President of ChemCapital, a subsidiary of Chemonics, where she leverages over fifteen years of expertise in investment and finance. Previously, she held the position of Head of Global Membership at The Motley Fool, where she excelled in incubating, launching, and scaling financial products and services on a global scale.…

Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones is an international development and global health expert with more than 20 years of experience in systems innovation, market dynamics, private sector engagement, strategy development, and innovation. She is currently a director on the Global Health Division, where she supports cross-cutting efforts around private sector engagement and health systems, and a technical advisor…

Drew Gillispie

Drew Gillispie is treasurer for Chemonics. With more than fifteen years of experience in international development, Drew specializes in USAID contract management, project operations, and finance. Before moving into a finance role, Drew supported projects in Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Zambia in various project management roles. Those projects focused on supply chain, public health,…

B. James Soukamneuth

B. James Soukamneuth is a strategic and analytical professional with more than 20 years of experience working across the private and public sectors in North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, and West Africa. He brings experience in economics, trade, investment, concessional development and blended finance, gender lens investing, impact investing, ESG standards, statistical evaluation, and credit…

Mark Lawler

Mark Lawler is the Team Leader for the FCDO programme, The Research and Innovation Systems for Africa (RISA) Fund. RISA is a multi-country fund, with the core team based in Nairobi, Kenya and partnerships across 6 African countries. Previously, Mark worked on several USAID-funded projects for Chemonics in Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire and Rwanda as well…

Tukur Ibrahim

Tukur Ibrahim is an expert in Drug Revolving Fund (DRF) design and implementation with 28 years of supply chain experience, including 7 years implementing health programs focused on ensuring the availability of essential drugs in Nigeria. He has expertise in logistics and supply chain management, designing programs that ensure availability of medicines through an effective…