Darius Mans

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"Darius Mans became President of Africare on January 4, 2010. Prior to joining Africare, he served as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Previously, he was Vice President in the Department of Compact Development, where he oversaw the strategic and operational approaches of MCC in its compact implementation portfolio and collaborated with government agencies and donors to develop operations that reduce poverty through economic growth. Before joining MCC, he was Director with the World Bank Institute in Washington D.C.. From 2000 to 2004, he served as the World Bank’s Country Director for Mozambique and Angola. In that capacity, he led a team which generated $150 million in annual lending to Mozambique, including support for public private partnerships in infrastructure that catalyzed over $1 billion in private investment. Prior to the World Bank, he was an economist with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he worked closely with the U.S. Treasury and the IMF to establish a framework to avoid debt repudiation and restructure private commercial debt in Brazil and Chile. He also taught Economics at the University of Maryland and was a consultant to KPMG on infrastructure projects in Latin America. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Mathematics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan." [1]


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  1. Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed April 8, 2013.