Senior Director in the Finance, Investment, & Trade Division Millennium Challenge Corporation

Courtenay Engelke is a Senior Director in the Finance, Investment, & Trade Division at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington, DC. MCC is a US government corporation that was established 10 years ago to provide foreign assistance to a select group of countries with the aim of reducing poverty through economic growth ( Its work focuses in the areas of project development and policy reform in a variety of sectors including energy, transport, and agriculture. Prior to this position, Ms. Engelke has held several other positions within MCC. Until recently, she was a Principal in the Investment and Risk Management division (IRM) of the Office of the CEO with portfolio wide responsibilities for investment quality and risk assessment. Prior to that, Ms. Engelke served as the Director of Implementation for programs in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America where she managed, advised on, and supported program implementation. Ms. Engelke managed the development of a municipal infrastructure development fund in Georgia and the development and implementation of the Energy and Environment Project (EEP) in Mongolia, an innovative air pollution reduction program focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. She is currently part of a team developing an electricity sector reform program in Tanzania. Previously, Ms. Engelke was the Country Director for Namibia and Associate Country Director for Georgia responsible for overall country relations, project management, and coordination throughout the program development and documentation process. Prior to joining MCC, Ms. Engelke held positions in project finance, corporate development, consulting, and fund management at a large commercial bank in New York and in a large engineering and construction firm in San Francisco and London. She has traveled extensively overseas. Ms. Engelke holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with a major in Finance, an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)of the Johns Hopkins University, with majors in International Economics and Energy, Environment, Science, and Technology Policy (EEST), and a BS from Lehigh University ('92), with a degree in Business and Economics, where she was also a sorority member and gryphon. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).