Rob Radtke

President & CEO, Episcopal Relief & Development

Dr. Robert W. Radtke has served as president of Episcopal Relief & Development since 2005. Prior to that, he served in various senior-level posts at the Asia Society. At Episcopal Relief & Development, Rob has overseen a number of major initiatives, including NetsforLife®, the agency’s award-winning, flagship malaria prevention program, which to date has reached over 32 million people in 17 African countries; and the US Disaster Preparedness and Response Program, which helps Episcopal dioceses, congregations and other church institutions to both prepare for and respond to disasters in their local communities. Rob provides strategic leadership to the agency’s programs in nearly 40 countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia, as well as the United States. Episcopal Relief & Development has been a pioneer in the area of Asset-Based Community Development in a faith-based development context, with programs that mobilize local resources in an integrated approach to address poverty, hunger, disease and disaster. The organization has been recognized with major awards and grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Founded originally as the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief, Episcopal Relief & Development celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2015. Rob frequently contributes to faith and policy-oriented discussions on a range of international development issues through media interviews, op-eds and various online communications. He is a trustee of the Anglican Alliance for Development, Relief & Advocacy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Rob has a bachelor's degree (AB) from Columbia College of Columbia University and a doctorate (DPhil) from New College of the University of Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. In 2012 he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.