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Aleta J. Williams, MPA

Director, Business Development and Diversification

Aleta J. Williams is responsible for business development and diversification for FHI 360. Her responsibilities include managing relationships with traditional and new partners, which are key to achieving FHI 360’s goals in human development.

Williams has held several leadership roles in both the private and nonprofit sectors. In London, she launched GRM International’s new education practice and served as its first director for global education. For the U.S. Agency for International Development, Williams provided policy recommendations and managed country-level activities under President George W. Bush’s US$600 million Africa Education Initiative, as well as a US$200 million investment in 21 bilateral education partnerships.

For President Bill Clinton’s Education for Development and Democracy Initiative, Williams managed a portfolio that included projects on information and communications technologies, democracy and governance, and economic development.

Williams began her career at McKinsey & Company, where she was an information associate and researcher covering general practices and the energy sector. Her diverse professional experience includes producing an award-winning documentary series, Readers are Leaders, and working under the tutelage of civil rights leader, Dr. Dorothy I. Height.

Williams has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and a Master in Public Administration from George Washington University.

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