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Alumni Updates

November 2017

MIDP 2005

Hien Tu is Founder and CEO of WISE Social – the Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship funded under the Mekong Business Initiative.

MIDP 2002

Franco Gamboa-Rocabado is now Director of Planning with the Ministry of Government in Bolivia. 

October 2017

MIDP 2017

Sureshkumar Nair is now Joint Secretary to the government of India and is posted in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as Addl. CEO of GeM (Government e-Marketplace), a one stop e-commerce platform for goods and services used by the government that aims to make government procurements transparent, fast, cheap, and corruption free. 

MIDP 2016

Carlos Juarez has just been hired as program manager for the Mexico office of the Institute for Economics and Peace. 

MIDP 2016

Onur Varoglu graduated from MIDP/PFM in December 2016. Upon returning to his job with the Turkish Ministry of Development, he was appointed as a member of the steering committee for the Reimbursable Advisory Service (RAS) project with the World Bank regarding public-private partnerships. In addition, he has been appointed to the NATO Security Investment Programme Tendering Committee. He credits his education in MIDP/PFM for this professional opportunity. 

MIDP 2015

Del-Francis Wreh is currently the Executive Director of the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning of Liberia. 

MIDP 2008

Hassan Hussein has successfully completed a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation topic was "Women's Political Participation in the Muslim and Arab World" and he has accepted an assistant professor position at Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Minnesota. 

MIDP 2008

Sean Knierim is now serving as Advisor to the Board of Directors of Clarcepto, an organization that focuses on designing and implementing systems that ues AI to help clients understand their world and make better decisions. 

MIDP 2007

David Chick is now Acting Assistant Director in the Counter Terrorism Division of the Attorney General's Office in the Australian Government. 

MIDP 2005

Sebastian Lopez Azumendi is now the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of Argentina and he leads the improvement of governance and management standards in all federal state-owned enterprises.