Joe Wilson

Deputy Director, Strategy, Planning & Management

Joe Wilson leads strategy and operations for the Development Policy and Finance team (DPAF), which is responsible for the foundation’s engagement with international finance and economic decision-makers in donor and developing markets. Before joining DPAF, Joe was a member of the Innovative Finance Investments team (IFI) where he was responsible for identifying, structuring and managing a portfolio of financially complex investments that support the foundation’s strategic objectives.

Joe joined the foundation from USAID where he was a Senior Advisor in the Agency’s Center for Innovation and Impact. Prior to USAID, he worked for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Ethiopia. Joe spent the first decade of his career in the private sector working in finance and pharmaceuticals.

Joe is the Co-Founder and Co-Board Chair of the House of Hope Foundation, a U.S. non-profit that supports orphaned children in Kenya. He holds a graduate degree in International Economics and Development from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.

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