Andy is a globally-recognised leader and organisation builder, with huge global credibility. He spent more than 20 years as one of the US Government’s most senior development diplomats, having lived and worked on four continents. He brings extensive expertise in international finance and energy access. He has an exceptional track record in devising imaginative solutions to global challenges, including building and leading the U.S. Government's Power Africa initiative, which grew to become the largest public-private partnership for development in the world that has helped more than 170 million people in Africa gain access to electricity.
Most recently, he served as the first Chief Development Officer at the US International Development Finance Corporation, where he devised and oversaw a $75 billion development strategy and served on the Investment Committee. Early in his career, he served as part of the U.S. Government legal team that helped develop the original framework for The Global Fund.
He has received two Lifetime Achievement Awards for his work in advancing the African power sector. In 2018, Herscowitz was awarded the “Service to Americas” medal, given to the U.S. Government officials who have provided the greatest benefit to the American people. In 2005, the Federal Bar Association recognised Herscowitz as one of the five most outstanding lawyers under the age of 35 in the U.S. Government. He also has been named as an MIT/Rockefeller “Global Commissioner for Ending Energy Poverty” and has served on three different World Economic Forum Global Future Councils since 2013.
He brings his USAID experience in deploying grants and contracts, as well as his DFC experience in deploying financing, to advance development. Andy will work closely with our US and Canada partners – governments, think tanks, foundations, development finance institutions, and look after our relationships in Silicon Valley.