Jeanah L.

Senior Trade & Competitiveness Specialist, DAI

LawyerThe Catholic University of America

United States


Attorney and MBA with over 13 years of experience international trade, WTO accession and compliance, trade policy reform, export promotion, small enterprise development, agricultural value chain development, agribusiness, and microfinance. Proven skills in strategic analysis, financial and project management, project planning, start-up and implementation, new business development, alliance building and institutional strengthening. Experience collaborating with high-level stakeholders, including representatives from the U.S. government, foreign governments, donors, private sector, and civil society on relevant policy issues. Working knowledge of USAID policies and procedures. Long-term and short-term country experience in Afghanistan, Botswana, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Yemen. Holds a J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a B.S. in Economics from Arizona State University. Proficient in both written and spoken French. Admitted to the Maryland Bar.


  • economic policy
  • development
  • international development
  • private sector development
  • usaid
  • united states
  • ethiopia
  • tunisia
  • cameroon
  • yemen
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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