Chemonics International has named Chris Scott as its new executive vice president. Mr. Scott has more than 20 years of experience managing international development projects both worldwide and within Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East, including 10 years serving as a member of Chemonics’ executive management team. In his new role, Mr. Scott will oversee Chemonics’ global health and supply chain portfolio, leading efforts to implement sustainable supply chains, improve health service delivery, and scale up innovative approaches in developing country environments.
Most recently, he served as senior vice president at Chemonics, overseeing implementation of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project and providing strategic leadership to improve the availability of health commodities and technical assistance for supply chain system strengthening worldwide. Mr. Scott has served as chief of party for USAID’s Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative in Kiev for three years and for the Palestinian Authority Capacity Enhancement Project in the West Bank for two years, and as senior vice president of Chemonics’ Middle East regional business unit.
“I’m excited to support our clients and partners in improving health outcomes for all. Helping people live healthier and more productive lives goes to the heart of what Chemonics does and our global health and supply chain teams are well positioned to make this a reality by building the capacity of health workforces around the world and by supporting end-to-end health supply chains that provide lifesaving commodities to those who need them, when they need them. With Chemonics’ vast experience in dozens of complex social and political environments, I’m looking forward to bringing lessons learned from my own experience and across our projects to strengthen existing health systems to impact the beneficiaries we serve,” says Scott.
Prior to his experience with Chemonics, Mr. Scott served in roles ranging from international development to law. He worked as democracy team leader for USAID in Jordan; served the American Bar Association in Almaty as regional director of programs, Central Asian Republics; taught as an adjunct professor at Kyrgyz American University; and practiced as a private and litigation attorney. Mr. Scott holds a J.D. from the John Marshall Law School and an undergraduate degree from Marquette University.