Charles North

Charles North
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator

Charles North joined USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) in February 2013 as Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator. A Senior Foreign Service Officer, North most recently served as mission director in Russia, overseeing a $60 million program. He has also held numerous Washington leadership positions, including as senior deputy director of the Agency's Afghanistan and Pakistan Task Force, and adviser to the assistant administrator for the Bureau for Asia. In his task force position, North supported two of USAID's largest programs, with a combined 2010 budget of $4.8 billion.

Previously, North served as director of the Policy Office in the Bureau for Policy and Program Coordination (2004-2006), and as regional director for the Western Hemisphere in the State Department's Office of the Director of Foreign Assistance (2006-2008). As regional director, he coordinated a $1.5 billion annual assistance budget across federal agencies, and helped launch the $1.6 billion dollar presidential initiative to support Mexico and Central America in battling organized crime and drug trafficking.

North joined USAID in 1987 and has worked for more than 17 years in overseas posts, including missions in Kenya, Sudan, Mozambique, El Salvador and Russia. North is a graduate of Wesleyan University, and holds master’s degrees in management from Yale University and in national security strategy from the National War College.

Last updated: August 06, 2014

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