Marc S.

Vice President for Programs

MBAUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States


Marc Shiman is an accomplish leader of development projects with expertise in enabling environment and trade, and is an expert in capacity building, training, and organizational development. He has over 20 years of experience leading high profile projects in the Middle East, Africa, and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Shiman has led projects as large as $339m with 320 employees, and has succeeded at both national and local levels. Mr. Shiman has extensive experience in investment facilitation, export promotion, finance, customs reform, and corridor management. Currently he is leading USAID’s flagship trade project in Africa’s largest nation, Nigeria. As Chief of Party, he oversees the development of three value chains (shea, cocoa, and cashew), developed a $3m seed finance fund that has benefitted 41 small and medium enterprises to date, and is leading assistance to ensure Nigeria’s conformity with the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. Mr. Shiman has a track record of performance managing USAID contracts, four times as Chief of Party (COP), in addition to Deputy COP Project Manager and Country Manager. He has demonstrated his capacity to succeed in challenging environments in technical disciplines outside his area of technical expertise; as COP of the flagship public administration project in Iraq, he demonstrated his ability to achieve results, manage a large diverse staff, and meet tight deadlines in a post-war environment.


  • economic policy
  • finance
  • public administration
  • development
  • urban planning
  • world bank group
  • united states
  • nigeria
  • uzbekistan
  • kazakhstan
  • iraq
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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