Richard has over 50 years of technical and management expertise in international development. He has served as an advisor to many foreign governments. He has extensive background and experience in project planning, implementation, mixed credit financing, engineering, project monitoring and evaluation.
Principal Country Officer & Director & Senior Program Officer, USAID – Richard served in multiple senior level roles at USAID and worked all over the world including many countries in Near East Asia, Europe, East Europe, Africa and Latin America. He has been the Chief in charge of several large construction and capital development projects including power development, telecommunications, earthquake reconstruction, water and waste water systems, etc.
Independent Consultant to USAID, World Bank, and NRECA – provided senior advisory services for major projects around the world including the monitoring and evaluation of infrastructure projects in Iraq. Developed a new approach to mixed credit financing using USAID grant funds blended with U.S. Export-Import bank commercial credits for joint public-private activities.
He is a licensed professional engineer and he has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering and Business from Stanford.