Benjamin Feit is Creative Associates’ Chief Growth Officer, responsible for driving the company’s growth and business development strategy amidst a shifting landscape in international development.
Ben is a seasoned international development professional with more than 25 years of experience working in Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Asia on assistance programs funded by USAID, World Bank, State Department, EU, UN, and host country governments. During his career, Ben has lived for extended periods in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he served as USAID’s governance advisor supporting post-war reconciliation; Romania and Niger, where he managed and implemented multi-year democracy, rights, and governance projects; and South Africa, where he supported provincial governments in the more equitable delivery of education sector infrastructure to overcome the Apartheid legacy of ‘children learning under trees.’
For the past 15 years Ben has been in a variety of positions with an emphasis on business development and strategic leadership. Ben joins Creative from CARE USA where he has been Associate Vice President leading resource development with institutional donors. Under his leadership, CARE diversified its donor base and funding from the US Government grew to record levels. Before joining CARE, Ben focused on establishing and growing technical practices at top consulting firms. At Palladium, Ben was Director of Governance, with responsibility for strategy development, global coordination, business development and program delivery. At Deloitte Consulting he led the firm’s expansion to inclusive local governance in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Earlier, he served in a variety of senior-level roles at DAI, including as Executive Director (Vice President) of its South African subsidiary where he successfully built a new consulting division from the ground-up.
In addition to his work responsibilities, Ben has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where he taught graduate-level classes for 8 years on development aid management and state institution building. He holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a BA in History from Tulane University.