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Gregory C. Gottlieb was named senior deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Food Security in November 2010, where he oversees development activities associated with Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.
Gottlieb most recently served as the mission director in Namibia since August 2008. Prior to his assignment to Namibia, Gottlieb served as senior deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. He has more than 25 years of experience with the U.S. Government, NGOs and the United Nations, primarily in the field of humanitarian relief.
Gottlieb began his USAID career in 1988 as the disaster response coordinator in Malawi, subsequently serving in Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. In 1999 he established the first regional USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance in Africa while serving as the senior regional advisor in Kenya. Much of his work has focused on improving disaster assistance as well as humanitarian and transition programs in order to ensure economic recovery. He has also served as a protection officer for UNHCR and as chief of party of the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network.
Gottlieb obtained his bachelor's degree from Humboldt State University in California, a law degree from Loyola Law School and a master's degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Last updated: June 11, 2013