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Helene Kiremidjian

United States Senior Principal Technical Specialist, Economic Growth Sector DAI

Hélène Kirémidjian is a Senior Principal Technical Specialist within DAI’s Private Sector Development and Skills practice. Ms. Kirémidjian has fifteen years of professional experience in private sector development and market systems strengthening, including private sector engagement, enabling environment reform, sector selection and value chain analysis in a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, tourism, and renewable energy. She has led numerous assignments in the field involving analysis and implementation of economic growth projects mainly in Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, and the Caribbean, and has conducted a variety of assessments worldwide, including market systems analyses. Most recently, she has led the conduct of qualitative research on the effect of USAID’s COVID-19 efforts on the private sector for USAID’s Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Hub as part of USAID-funded Market Systems and Partnerships (MSP) Activity.

From 2014 to 2018, as part of a USAID-funded Feed the Future initiative in Haiti led by DAI, Ms. Kirémidjian designed and implemented upgrading strategies in the cocoa, rice, and banana value chains and piloted, scaled up and managed an electronic voucher system to improve producers’ access to agricultural inputs. Previously, in Morocco, for USAID-funded Improving Business Climate in Morocco Program (IBCM) implemented by DAI, she led value chain strengthening activities in the solar technologies sector that included working with stakeholders to analyze regulatory environment constraints and facilitating the creation of the first Moroccan network of renewable energy service providers, RESOVERT.

Ms. Kirémidjian holds master’s degrees in international development from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and in journalism. She is fluent in French and English. 

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