HANOI, August 3, 2016 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam today announced the arrival of new leadership.
Mr. Michael Greene, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, assumed the position of Mission Director for USAID Vietnam in July 2016. Before this post, Mr. Greene was the Director of the USAID Mission in the Kyrgyz Republic beginning in 2013, and the Mission Director for USAID/Azerbaijan from 2011 to 2013. Before Azerbaijan, he served as Director of the Regional Platform for Western Afghanistan starting in 2009, where he oversaw all USAID stabilization and development field staff, programs, and operations. Mr. Greene also served in many other USAID posts since 1985, including Ecuador, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Armenia, Croatia, and Peru.
Mr. Greene holds an MBA in International Finance from the George Washington University and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Also in July, Mr. Craig Hart, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, assumed a new position as Deputy Mission Director for USAID Vietnam. Mr. Hart has served with USAID since 2005 in Washington D.C., Georgia, Afghanistan, and Tanzania. Prior to USAID, Mr. Hart served as a Peace Corps Country Director, staff member, and volunteer in Russia, Turkmenistan, Macedonia, Poland, Kenya, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Armenia.
Mr. Hart has an M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College and an M.Ed. from the University of Vermont.
As leads for USAID Vietnam and primary development advisers for the U.S. Embassy, Mr. Greene and Mr. Hart oversee development activities related to governance for broader-based and more inclusive growth, higher education, HIV/AIDS and avian influenza and other emerging pandemic threats, dioxin remediation at Danang airport, climate change, and support for persons with disabilities. To learn about our programs, visit: http://vietnam.usaid.gov.