Max Primorac

Assistant to the Administrator (Acting)

Max Primorac serves as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the U.S. Government lead for international disaster response, and as alter ego for the Assistant to the Administrator. With a mandate to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce the impact of disasters, BHA monitors, mitigates, and responds to global hazards and humanitarian needs. The Bureau also promotes resilience by preparing communities for disasters before they strike, and by helping people recover and move beyond crises. .  

Max Primorac brings over 30 years of experience working in complex conflict environments in the Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Latin America addressing stabilization, peace-building, democracy promotion, political transition, and humanitarian relief. Previously he was the Administrator's Special Representative for Minority Assistance Programs in Iraq overseeing the Agency's Genocide Recovery and Presecution Response Program. 

Prior to joining USAID, he was President of the Institute of Stabilization and Transition, was a USAID contractor advising the Government of Afghanistan on subnational governance, and worked on transatlantic projects promoting U.S.-European strategic partnership. At the U.S. Department of State, he was Senior Advisor for Stabilization and Transition to the Secretary of State's Iraq Coordinator and managed over $2 billion in foreign assistance. He graduated from the University of Chicago and Franklin & Marshall College.

Last updated: July 08, 2020

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