Patrick Fine, Chief Executive Officer of FHI 360, brings 35 years of international development experience along with a deep conviction in the power of people to work together to solve complex human development challenges.
Before joining FHI 360, Patrick served as the Vice President for Compact Operations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), where he helped shape nontraditional approaches to U.S. bilateral assistance through his oversight of development partnerships with 24 countries. From 2006 to 2010, he was Senior Vice President of the Global Learning Group at the Academy for Educational Development (AED).
As a member of the Senior Foreign Service at USAID, Patrick served as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Africa Bureau and Mission Director in Afghanistan, where he led the rapid expansion of U.S. assistance for reconstruction and development.
Patrick began his career in international development as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, where he gained a firsthand appreciation for the importance of integrating issues of education, health, economic development, and governance. His experience living and working in a rural African community continues to inform and inspire him today.
Patrick has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Career Service Award from the U.S. government in 2006. In 2004 the government of Senegal awarded Patrick the Ordre du Mérite for outstanding contributions to education, and in 2011 he received the rank of Commander in the Order of Benin.
A frequent speaker on development topics, Patrick’s areas of expertise include integrated development, education, private sector and livelihoods, donor coordination, community development, public–private partnerships, and working in conflict and post-conflict settings.
Patrick lived in Africa for more than 20 years and has worked in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. He participated in the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), and was a co-founder and former co-chair of the USAID Alumni Association. He is currently co-chair of the Alliance for International Youth Development and a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society for International Development.