USAID Announces New Director For Its Development Credit Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) named Michael Metzler the new Director of USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA) office.

For the past two years, Mr. Metzler served as the office’s Deputy Director, leading DCA’s investment officers in the mobilization of $1.1 billion in private capital. Mr. Metzler came to DCA after serving overseas as the Director of the Economic Growth Office in USAID Serbia, where he structured a transaction to support the country’s first ever municipal bond issuance. Prior to this, Mr. Metzler served as Special Assistant and Advisor to three USAID Administrators from 2006 to 2009.

“Michael’s considerable financial expertise, coupled with his understanding of how the Agency operates at every level, makes him the perfect choice to now institutionalize the incredible gains DCA has made over the past few years,” said USAID Assistant Administrator Eric G. Postel. “Michael’s steady leadership will ensure that the DCA team continues to play a leading role in the Agency’s efforts to mobilize private capital for development.”

Before joining USAID, Michael served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal and worked at Habitat for Humanity in Washington, DC. Michael has a M.A. in international finance from Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. from LaSalle University.

Last updated: June 11, 2014

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