Dr. David T. King brings over 36 years of experience in enterprise development, value chain upgrading, workforce development, access to finance, public-private dialogue, and local capacity development. Since 1996 his leadership, management, and technical skills have been focused on sustainable economic growth in international development. For more than eight years, he served as COP for five USAID economic growth projects in Southeast Europe, specifically in BiH, Montenegro and Serbia. The projects focused on private sector growth, workforce development, job creation, institutional capacity building, macroeconomic policy, financial sector development, privatization, and commercial law reform. Additionally, he provided technical assistance for economic growth programs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria.
From 1989-1995, as an entrepreneur, Dr. King founded and directed a multi-million dollar clothing design and manufacturing company in the U.S. From 1976-1989 he worked in New York for Citicorp/Citibank, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and in Paris for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Dr. King is a skilled and widely experienced trainer on USAID projects and for USAID staff, including eight years as Lead Facilitator for the E3 Bureau’s Economic Growth Training program. He also taught economics, finance, and banking at ten universities in the U.S. and Europe.