Marc Shiman brings 20 years of experience leading consulting projects and teams in Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. As a former USAID Chief of Party, he has focused on growing economies, with the aim of reducing poverty, increasing jobs, and improving delivery of government services. He has worked to strengthen agriculture, industry, and trade; reduce government interference in the private sector; and strengthen the supporting institutions to give developing nations’ businesses a fighting chance in the world economy. He has evaluated economic growth and capacity building projects and helped missions design strategies and program over $1b worth of funds.
Most recently, he led projects in East and West Africa that promoted over $250m in private investment and over $1b in trade, improving small companies’ capabilities to meet international standards for quality and prepare for and pitch to venture capitalists, angel investors, impact investors, and private equity funds.
As Vice President of QED Group, he leads technical programs in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, Economic Growth, Economic Gender Empowerment and Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Design. Additionally, he leads QED’s business development efforts. Marc holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina.