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Former USAID mission director in Mongolia, Francis A. Donovan, served as the USAID mission director in Vietnam from November 2008 to August 2012. In this capacity, he oversaw development activities related to economic growth, health and HIV/AIDS, avian influenza, the environment, anti-trafficking in persons, good governance, and support for persons with disabilities and to ethnic minorities.
Donovan's long career in international development includes a position as director of USAID’s Office of East Asia Affairs in the Bureau for Asia and a position as deputy mission director of USAID's mission in the Philippines. Prior, he held USAID operational, management, and procurement positions in Washington, D.C., Kenya, Jordan and Niger.
Before entering government service, Donovan managed programs for Catholic Relief Services in Senegal, Mauritania and Sierra Leone. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the early 1970s in the Indian Ocean as an Officer aboard the U.S.S. Charles H. Roan (DD-853) and circumnavigated the globe.
He holds a B.A. from Villanova University and a Master's Degree from the American Graduate School of International Management.
Last updated: September 20, 2016