Kimberlee Bell

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Kimberlee Bell
Country Director and Senior Development Advisor

Kimberlee Bell is a Career Member of the Foreign Service at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Ms. Bell has more than 15 years experience leading interagency strategy development, budget formulation, outreach & communications efforts, and monitoring & evaluation programs in non-permissive environments, post-conflict areas, and active war zones. She has designed more than 60 U.S. government-funded activities over the course of her career in the health, education, economic growth, humanitarian assistance, resilience, infrastructure, stabilization, demining, food security, and democracy governance and human rights sectors. She has managed portfolios ranging from $500,000 to nearly $1 billion in annual programming. Ms. Bell has previously served with USAID in South Africa, West Bank and Gaza, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Syria, Liberia, and Washington D.C.

Prior to USAID, Ms. Bell lived in Egypt, Tunisia, and England and served as a Registered Representative at Thrivent Financial and then Prudential Financial, where she served as the Director of Customer Retention and Marketing. Ms. Bell earned an International Masters degree in Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of International Management (USA), a Master of Arts in Middle East Studies from The American University in Cairo (Egypt), and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Carleton College (USA). Ms. Bell calls both Minneapolis, Minnesota and Las Vegas, Nevada her home in the USA, making her both a Vikings and a reluctant Raiders fan.

Last updated: March 16, 2022

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