Laurel Strategies Appoints Former USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah to Company’s Board of Advisors

Dr. Rajiv Shah

Dr. Rajiv Shah

Washington, D.C.-based Laurel Strategies announced March 24 the appointment of Dr. Rajiv Shah to the company’s Board of Advisors. He previously served as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

“Raj is known for helping companies take a global perspective on growing their business while tackling intractable problems and managing the risks of global engagement, especially in emerging markets,” Laurel President and CEO Alan H. Fleischmann said. “We are delighted to have Raj’s experience forging public-private partnerships across all boundaries and political divides on the Laurel team.”

“I am delighted to join Laurel Strategies, a firm providing leaders across public, private and civil society sectors actionable advice on strategy, investments, positioning, and geopolitics,” Shah said. “I look forward to sharing with the Laurel team and clients my global insights and experience.”

Shah was also recently-elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation, carrying on his legacy advancing the well-being of vulnerable populations. Earlier last month, he joined Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service faculty as a distinguished fellow.

Shah previously worked as the Chief Scientist and Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. He also spent eight years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Shah earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan, a M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and M.Sc in health economics from the Wharton School of Business.

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