Derrick S. Brown

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Derrick S. Brown
Mission Director

Derrick S. Brown was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Bangladesh in July 2018.

As a Senior Foreign Service Officer holding the rank of Minister Counselor, Mr. Brown brings to the position more than 30 years of development experience. Most recently, he served as USAID Mission Director in Angola from 2016 to 2018. Also, he served as USAID Deputy Mission Director in Indonesia for three years and Acting Mission Director for a year. Prior to that, he served in Botswana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana, the Dominican Republic and Afghanistan.

Mr. Brown earned his Bachelor of Science from Alabama State University and a Master of Science from the University of Maryland.

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing security and prosperity. Bangladesh is a key Indo-Pacific partner in South Asia. With nearly one in three people living in poverty, the country faces immense development hurdles as it approaches an important crossroads in its democratic evolution. The United States partners with Bangladesh to overcome challenges that undermine equitable economic growth and democratic stability.

Committed to helping Bangladesh achieve its goal of attaining middle-income status by 2024, USAID builds self-reliance by strengthening Bangladesh’s ability to plan, finance and implement its own development solutions.