Ambassador Mark Green is President & CEO of the Initiative for Global Development (IGD), a nonprofit organization that engages corporate leaders to reduce poverty through business growth and investment in Africa. A recognized leader in the foreign policy and business communities, Green served as the U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania from mid-2007 to early 2009. While there he led a mission of more than 350 Americans and Tanzanians and was ultimately responsible for some of the world’s largest U.S.-led development programs.
Prior to serving as U.S. Ambassador, Green served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he helped craft key policy initiatives including the Millennium Challenge Act and President Bush’s history-making AIDS program. Most recently, he served as Senior Director at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a network of 400 businesses, NGOs, policy experts, and other leaders supporting a smart power approach to American foreign policy.
Ambassador Green serves on the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), having been appointed to that post by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2010. He also serves on the Center for Strategic and International Studies Executive Council on Development and co-chairs the Consensus for Development Reform, a coalition of policy and business leaders devising new principles for making development policy more effective and growth-oriented. Alongside many other activities, Green is a Board Member of WorldTeach and serves on the Former Members of Congress Association Diplomatic Advisory Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ambassador Green holds an honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies, a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.