Our Team

Multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary to the core—global in outlook and approach—DAI’s technical leaders are steeped in the challenges of delivering development solutions in the field. They are committed to sharing our innovation and experience to inform international development practices worldwide.

Adam Fivenson

Adam Fivenson works to make DAI’s interventions more efficient and more effective via the introduction of new technologies that help citizens report corruption, monitor biodiversity, access markets, and adapt to climate change.

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Adam Pierzchala

Adam Pierzchala, who leads our delivery of European Commission Framework Contracts, has extensive experience in programming, coordinating, managing, and evaluating EC aid programmes.

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Alexander Kitain

Alexander Kitain is a Harvard-trained public administration professional with a unique combination of skills in tax policy, tax and customs administration, tax and financial accounting, trade, economics, and public finance.

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Alexis Turrall

Alexis Turrall, a member of our Business Development team, has worked in both the private and public sector as an international development specialist.

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Alia Afshar-Gandhi

Alia Afshar-Gandhi works in the area of food security and agriculture, where she specializes in rural livelihood creation in post-conflict countries. 

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Allen Hollenbach

Allen Hollenbach works in the water practice area of the Environment and Energy group. He specializes in governance and the environment, with an emphasis on environmental services finance and local government administration.

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Alma Porciuncula

Alma Porciuncula has been leading DAI’s work in the Philippines on innovative financing for water supply and sanitation projects, policy, and regulatory and utility reform since 1994.

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Anand Varghese

During his seven-year career as a specialist in international development and conflict management, Anand Varghese has managed complex operations with a commitment to using ICT tools to create peaceful social change around the world.

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Andrea Chartock

Andrea Chartock’s work at DAI focuses on promoting economic growth. She is currently Team Leader on the Agricultural Competitiveness and Enterprise Development (ACED) program in Moldova. She has also worked in Serbia, Indonesia, Ghana, Moldova, Haiti, Georgia, Kosovo, and Cambodia.

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Andrew Watson

As a graduate student in geomorphology, Andrew Watson worked on desert soils in Tunisia and Namibia. Over the past 30 years, his focus shifted from the earth sciences and remote sensing to environment policy and impact assessment, natural resource management, and biodiversity conservation, and now, climate change adaptation.

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Anne-Sofia Holmberg

Anne-Sofia Holmberg is a Principal Consultant working on our portfolio of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) programmes and bids.

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Baba Soumare

Dr. Baba Soumare is a veterinary epidemiologist with a Ph.D in animal health economics.

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Ben Mann

Ben Mann serves as a Global Practice Specialist for Water and Sanitation, contributing to new business development, technical project support, and institutional knowledge management.

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Benjamin Rinehart

After four years in southern Africa, Benjamin Rinehart returned to his native Washington, D.C., to join DAI’s Technical Services team and support its practice in food security, agriculture, and livelihoods.

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Bhairav Raja

Bhairav Raja is a multilingual consultant with experience in financial sector development and inclusive finance in Africa and Latin America, employing market systems approaches.

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