Spencer King

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Spencer King "has more than 33 years of experience in international business and development, and 25 years experience as the director of large, multi-faceted USAID-funded projects that offer business development services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in many countries. Mr. King joined International Executive Service Corps (IESC) in 1992 and has served as Chief of Party for some of USAID's most successful programs, including the Technology Initiative for the Private Sector program in Sri Lanka, and the Center for Business Services project in Egypt. In January 2003, Mr. King became Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Business Development for IESC and in October 2003, he was appointed President and CEO of IESC. He holds a law degree from Tulane University and has spent more than 15 years in senior management positions in the private sector. He is a member of the USAID Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA), and the author of a chapter in Global Health Leadership and Management entitled "Business Approach to HIV/AIDS Crisis in Africa." [1]

"Spencer King was appointed President and CEO for IESC in October, 2003, having served as Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Business Development since January 2003. Mr. King has more than thirty-five years of experience in international business and development and has managed USAID programs around the globe. Previously, Mr. King spent four years as IESC's Chief of Party in Egypt. In this capacity, he managed $12.3 million in USAID grants and a staff of 70 expatriate and local staff on projects to improve the local technology sector and provide competitive trade development support. Mr. King has also managed IESC's Technology Initiative for the Private Sector (TIPS) program in Sri Lanka, chaired IESC's Environmental Services Group, and managed Export Trade Services programs as Chief of Party in Jordan. Prior to joining IESC, Mr. King lived in Costa Rica for 18 years, where he served as President for various international trading companies. He earned a law degree at Tulane University and worked in private practice and on behalf of the State of New Mexico's Consumer Fraud and Securities Commissions. Mr. King has authored articles on trade, investment, competitiveness, and intellectual property rights." [2]

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  1. Directors, Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance, accessed April 3, 2009.