IESC Names David Hartingh as President & CEO

Washington, DC—August 15, 2018–International Executive Service Corps (IESC) announces the appointment of David Hartingh as its President & CEO effective August 15, 2018. Hartingh succeeds Ambassador (ret.) Tom Miller, who had served as IESC’s President & CEO since September 2010.

“We have chosen a strong and capable leader to drive IESC’s continued transformation and success and to achieve IESC’s mission. This is an ideal time for David to become IESC’s President & CEO given the dynamic global environment we face today and the significant need around the world for the services and assistance that IESC provides,” stated IESC Board Chair Wing Keith. “David will be a great leader for IESC as he has the experience, capability, and commitment to execute IESC’s vision and strategy to accomplish substantial results. He knows the organization and field of international development extremely well and is highly respected by clients, counterparts, staff, and our board,” added Tom Miller.

Hartingh is an entrepreneurial international development executive with more than 23 years of experience in international economic development, small and medium enterprise development, and international trade. He joined IESC headquarters in Washington, DC in 2005, serving as IESC’s Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President since 2016. Previously, he was IESC’s Vice President of Global Programs, and before that was Associate Vice President and practice lead for trade and enterprise development. Hartingh has been instrumental in transforming IESC’s operating model and systems and in both winning competitively and delivering successfully on numerous large-scale economic development projects around the world.

IESC was founded in 1964 by a group of American business leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists —chiefly David Rockefeller—who believed that businesses are the engines that drive economic growth and innovation, and that supporting them can lift countries out of poverty. IESC, a Washington, DC based non-profit, applies  private sector solutions around the world to improve standards of living, create and preserve jobs, and help enterprises grow. IESC leaves behind sustainable businesses, robust institutions, knowledgeable and skilled people, and thriving communities.

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