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Tjada D'Oyen McKenna will become the CEO of Mercy Corps in October 2020. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer of CARE and before that, Habitat for Humanity International.
Tjada has an extensive background working to end world hunger through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the US government. During the Obama administration, Tjada served as the Deputy Coordinator of Development for Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, and the Assistant to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Food Security in Washington, D.C.
Tjada began her career in the corporate arena and built a strong skill set in strategy, innovation and management in various roles at McKinsey & Company, American Express and GE.