Wade Warren is the Chief Strategy Officer for International Development at Deloitte Consulting LLP. In this role, he leads strategic insight, thought leadership, and innovation across the international development spectrum for U.S. foreign assistance and international development clients.

A globally-recognized leader in international development, he previously served as the Acting Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. With 12,000 people and more than $25 billion in annual funding, USAID is the world’s largest bilateral aid agency. During 27 years with USAID, Warren served in a broad range of senior management positions in the Bureaus for Policy, Planning and Learning, Global Health, and Africa.

Additionally, he was the Acting Chief Operating Officer of the State Department’s Office of the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance. Warren also served at USAID’s Missions in Zimbabwe and Botswana. Warren received his undergraduate degree in history from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1981 and his graduate degree in international business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 1990. Throughout the 1980s, he worked as an analyst and speechwriter in the U.S. House of Representatives and from 1991 to 1994, was Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute, a non-profit organization that provides training to communications professionals from the developing world.