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Wade Warren Joins Deloitte as Chief Strategy Officer for International Development
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2018 — Deloitte announced today that Wade Warren has joined Deloitte Consulting LLP in its federal practice as chief strategy officer for international development organizations. Warren is a globally recognized international development leader, with an accomplished 27-year career with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which culminated in his appointment as the acting USAID administrator.
He will lead strategic insight, thought leadership, and innovation across the international development spectrum, leveraging and tailoring Deloitte’s suite of professional services and solutions for its US foreign assistance and international development-related clients.
“We have a long, proud history of working with international development organizations on some of the most pressing global issues,” said Dan Helfrich, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and federal government services leader. “Under Wade’s leadership, we look forward to continuing to grow this work and drive impact for our clients and communities around the world.”
“Bringing someone of Wade’s caliber to Deloitte will help us to continue bringing leading-edge ideas and innovative solutions to our international development clients,” said Kishore Rao, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, who leads Deloitte’s international development work. “These clients, in turn, help hundreds of millions of people around the globe live in more stable environments with greater access to food, water, education, and electricity.”
“After my years with USAID, it was important to me to work for an organization with a global footprint and a strong presence in international development,” said Warren. “Given Deloitte’s impact around the world, it is a natural next step for me, and I am excited to help Deloitte continue to expand its work in this important field.”
Before joining Deloitte, Warren served as USAID’s transition lead during the final months of the previous administration, acting administrator for the opening months of the current administration, and then as acting deputy administrator.
In that role, he led the world’s largest bilateral international development agency with 12,000 employees in more than 80 countries and $20 billion in annual appropriations, facilitating the delivery of foreign assistance in critical areas such as agriculture and food security; democracy and human rights; and education, health
Warren also held numerous other roles within USAID, including assistant to the administrator for the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, where he led the agency’s engagement with multilateral organizations and crafting of development policy; deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Global Health; and acting chief operating officer of the Bureau for Foreign Assistance.
As part of USAID’s Bureau for Africa, he served in the USAID Missions in Zimbabwe and Botswana. Before his time at USAID, Warren served as the chief financial officer for the US Telecommunications Training Institute and as a legislative director in the US House of Representatives.
Warren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in European history and diplomacy from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
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