Patrick C. Fine, MEd, Ex OfficioChief Executive Officer, FHI 360, Durham, NC
Along with a deep conviction in the power of people to work together to solve complex human development challenges, Patrick Fine brings 35 years of international development experience to his role as the leader of FHI 360. He gained an intimate knowledge of the realities of development through more than 20 years of living and working in Africa, as well as numerous assignments in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Before joining FHI 360, Fine served as the Vice President for Compact Operations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), where he helped to shape nontraditional approaches to U.S. bilateral assistance through his oversight of large-scale investment 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 career member of the Foreign Service at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Fine 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.
Fine began his career in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland, where he gained a first-hand appreciation for the importance of integrating issues such as education, health, economic development and governance. His experience living and working in a rural African community continues to inform and inspire him today.
Fine has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Career Service Award from the U.S. Government in 2006. In 2004, the Government of Senegal awarded Fine 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, Fine’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.
Fine is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Washington, DC, chapter of the Society for International Development and served as co-chair of the Alliance for International Youth Development from 2013 to 2015. He also participated in the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network and was a co-founder and former co-chair of the USAID Alumni Association. He currently serves as a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Task Force on Women’s and Family Health.